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Spring 2018
Jan 21,2021
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SUST 100 - IS:
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Sustainability Department

SUST 599 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture/Online

Sustainability Department

SUST 600 - IS: SUSTAINABILITY

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 605 - FOUNDATIONS: SUSTAINABILITY THEORY
(FORMERLY: FOUNDATIONS: SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES) In this course, students receive a foundational knowledge of core theory in the fields of Sustainability with a focus on theory that supports application and intervention. Sustainability will be defined within different theoretical frameworks, emphasizing varied points of interpretation and approach. A key focus will be on the contextual differences, dilemmas, contradictions and gray areas, on the points of debate and dispute within the field, as well as the points of universality and consensus. As Lewin said, "there is nothing more practical than a good theory." Sustainability practice is eminently practical, designed to learn how to put one's finger on the pulse, read the situation and respond appropriately. The right body of operational theory will greatly accentuate the practitioner's effeciveness. And the deep grasp of process theory relating to social change, leadership and social learning, in combination with the content of sustainability, promises to arm new practitioners with both the wisdom and the understanding to design a sustainable intervention. This course will follow a format of 50% online lectures and 50% in-class discussions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 610 - FOUNDATIONS:NATURAL RESOURCES,PROCESSES & MANAGEMENT
This course presents a broad survey of the foundational concepts related to natural resources and their sustainable management. Online lectures by the course instructor and guest experts are combined with readings, assignments and seminar discussions of case studies to elucidate the best practices and approaches for each topic. General areas addressed include the conservation and management of energy, biological, geological and water resources, as well as specific topics of climate change, tiping points, ecosystem services, food production, residential landscapes, forestry, fisheries, wildlife conservation and the reduction and remediation of chemical contaminants. Each student makes a site visit to learn first-hand about an example of successful conservation and management of particular resources. This course will follow a format of 50% online lectures and 50% in-class discussions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 630 - METHODS & PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABILITY
Methods and Practices of Sustainability focuses on appropriate means and tools for gathering information to support sustainability analysis, interventions and actions, as well as techniques for using community information to build agreement and consensus. This course trains students in multi method research techniques, integrating both qualitative and quantitative tools. An emphasis is placed on participatory approaches to documentation, discourse, valuing and decision-making, informed by the National Environmental Policy Act and participatory design methods. Students will emerge from the course with the working draft of a research proposal that can then be developed over the following semesters into their Capstone Project. This course will follow a format of 50% online lectures and 50% in-class discusisons.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 640 - ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY
The Business of Sustainability course takes up the challenge of working out an ethical and strategic analysis upon which to base economic policy and business practices. This challenge extends the principles of sustainability to corporate social responsibility and accountability. The purpose of the course is to provide sustainability practitioners an understanding of how economic policy and business practices can appropriately and ethically enhance sustainability. The Business of Sustainability takes up the challenge of working out an ethical and strategic analysis upon which to base business models and practices, civic action, and public policy, incorporating the Triple Bottom Line. Operational organizational, investment, practical, and analytical skills and methods must extend to industries and firms as they shift to an era of sustainability. This course will follow a format of 50% online lectures and 50% in-class discsusions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 645 - BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY
(FORMERLY: ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY) The Business of Sustainability course takes up the challenge of working out an ethical and strategic analysis upon which to base economic policy and business practices. This challenge extends the principles of sustainability to corporate social responsibility and accountability. The purpose of the course is to provide sustainability practitioners an understanding of how economic policy and business practices can appropriately and ethically enhance sustainability. The Business of Sustainability also takes up the challenge of working out an ethical and strategic analysis upon which to base business models and practices, civic action, and public policy, incorporating the Triple Bottom Line. Operational organizational, investment, practical, and analytical skills and methods must extend to industries and firms as they shift to an era of sustainability.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sustainability Department

SUST 650 - SUMMER PRACTICUM
The summer Practicum acts as a fulcrum, pivoting the program from its First-Year focus on theory to its Second-Year emphasis on practice. Students will be guided into internships or fieldwork opportunities that will help them develop their understanding of how sustainability is implemented, in ways which help prime their thinking about their own second-year Capstone experience. This course takes the form of supervised fieldwork, and must serve to underscore the criteria of the triple bottom line, in that the activity engaged in must simultaneously consider ecological, social, and economic variables. The course is offered in a hybrid format, meeting once a week in person and twice a week on-line, apart from the actual internship or fieldwork experience, so as to ensure adquate on-going feedback and guidance by faculty. Digital conferencing will be used in cases where students are working abroad or are otherwise away from Ramapo College.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 660 - SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO
The purpose of the Sustainability Studio is to provide an experiential, project based lecture/lab space where participants can explore and develop the complex skills and abilities needed for implementing sustainability. Each year, a site specific real-world project is designated as the context for student teams to do real sustainability work using the collaborative and interdisciplinary approach characteristic of sustainable practice. This course will follow a format of 50% online discussions and 50% in-class presentations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 670 - EXPERT PRACTITIONER SEMINAR
The purpose of the Expert Practitioner Series is to give students an opportunity to participate in a seminar with experienced sustainability practitioners. Each practitioner has their own portfolio--their history, their projects, their skills, their qualities. What are these qualities? What are their particulr gifts and strengths? Each practitioner works in a context, although they may have switched contexts multiple times. What are the attributes of each context and how do they differ or occur in parallel? Does the practitioner work at the grass roots? From the top down? In the marketplace? Each practitioner works with certain content relating to sustainability. What is the content aspect of their practice? Is it narrow or broad? Is it based on technology or social process? Are they technical or local experts? This course will follow a format of 50% online discussion and 50% in-class lectures.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Seminar

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 699 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture/Online

Sustainability Department

SUST 710 - PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
This is a capstone-oriented course in Sustainability, designed to develop the students final projects. The goal of the course is to equip students to develop an implementation program for their specific projects, especially focusing on defining the problem, designing the project, implementing and evaluating interventions through study of best practices and sustainability assessments. The course will also tie in public policy inputs to students' understanding of sustainability issues. This section will introduce students to tools of public policy making and implementation process and build the connection between their project and sustainability policy. The aim of the policy section is to familiarize students with the major legal principles involved in promoting sustainability such as air and water pollution, energy, etc. Students will carry out their primary information gathering for their Capstone project during this semester, guided by the Project Development Instructor, their chosen Capstone advisers, and with feedback from their classmates. This class will follow a format of 50% online and 50% in-class meetings. Online classes will include lectures on project designing and public policy. In class meetings will include project and presentation workshops.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 720 - CAPSTONE PROJECT
This will be the culmination of the Second Year experience, building on the work done throughout the two-years of the program. The goal of the Capstone course is to help shape the written document and oral presentation of the Capstone Project work from conceptualization, research and implementation. Participants will develop the final project, and gain experience in making professional presentations to jury panels. A public presentation and celebration for all the graduating students culminates this final semester. The course will offer helpful guidance and a supportive context for completion of the Capstone Projects through 50% online and 50% in-class peer group discussions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Seminar

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

SUST 721 - PROJECT CONTINUATION
Project Continuation is required for students who have not completed either SUST 710 Project Development or SUST 720 Sustainability Capstone Seminar in the allotted timeframe.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Administrative

Sustainability Department

Course Attributes:
MSS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS


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