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SUST 210: Pursuing Sustainability: Managing Complex Social Environmental Systems

This course provides a systems framework for understanding and managing social-environmental systems, with the ultimate goal of intergenerational well-being. It explores the role of natural, human, social, technological and knowledge capital assets in determining sustainability, and their trade-offs, feedbacks, non-linearities and other interactions within complex systems. Through case study analyses, the course illustrates why complex systems approaches are important and some of the failures that occur without them, and provides an overview of the tools, approaches, and strategies that assist with management of assets for sustainability goals. The course draws on readings from a variety of on-line sources as well as chapters and case studies provided in the required text. Consent of instructor required.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

SUST 220: Case Studies in Leading Change for Sustainability

This course focuses on the practice of leading change for sustainability. Students learn mindsets, knowledge, and tools that enable them to develop their capacities and identities as change-makers in advancing intergenerational well-being. The course draws upon conceptual frameworks, case studies, hands-on exercises, class discussion and interactions with transformative leaders to deepen understanding of and capacity to influence decision-making, design strategy, engage partners, and foster transformative change and innovation across scales from self to complex systems. Readings include scholarly articles, business school case material, book chapters and cutting-edge tools developed by organizations that are leading change for sustainability. Consent of instructor required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

SUST 230: Innovating Large Scale Sustainable Transformations

This class establishes innovation of systemic transformations as a crucial leadership modality. It gives students the mindsets, theoretical framework, and hands-on experience in shaping innovative interventions that bring about scaled and profound transformations in the face of complex multi-factorial challenges. Students are immersed in the Deep Change Methodology, which combines systems thinking, strategy, design thinking, behavioral sciences, resilience theory, diffusion theory, decision theory, and a theoretical framework around scaled multistake-holder interventions. Tools and theories introduced in class will be used to structure large-scale transformations that simultaneously create sustainability and resilience on environmental, societal, and economic fronts. This project-based team-based class challenges students to find solutions for complex real world challenges. Consent of instructor required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Banerjee, B. (PI)

SUST 231: Design Thinking for Sustainable Impact

Design Thinking is an exceptionally versatile methodology that combines creativity, human centeredness, design skills, critical thinking, and hands-on building of solutions as an approach to rapidly tackle ill-defined challenges. This boot-camp class immerses students in the cognitive modes, theory, skill-sets, mind-sets, and tools associated with Design Thinking to solve real world challenges aimed at sustainable impact. This project based class gives students an immersive experience in theory, tools, and practice of design thinking in the context of sustainability challenges.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Gosling, K. (PI)

SUST 240: Sustainability Science and Practice Practicum

The Practicum Program is designed to serve as a platform that will enable students to exercise and internalize the principles of social-environmental systems, leading change and innovating systems transformations. The theories, models, and methods presented during coursework ultimately should lead to a deep reflection on and development of the student's identity as a transformative leader. The practicum is designed to give students a chance to practice and embody this new leadership identity through action. Total units allowed for this course is 4.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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