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SUST 234: Integrative Design and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability

This course aims to empower students with knowledge, orientations, and skills to evaluate pressing sustainability challenges and design entrepreneurial solutions that advance sustainability and deliver lasting positive change. Through case studies, frameworks, and hands-on projects, students learn about the entrepreneurial ecosystem of start-ups and venture capital, nonprofits and philanthropy, and other business models that can achieve co-benefits and sustainable outcomes. Students delve into the entrepreneurial founding and fundraising process and utilize a holistic integrative design approach to examine systems, engage stakeholders, and ultimately develop business models with the goal of delivering scalable and sustainable positive impact. The course combines lectures, videos, readings, guest speakers, discussion sessions, and group project-based learning. Students work in small teams to examine and engage in designing, prototyping, testing, and iterating on specific solutions, interventions, and business model innovations. The course culminates in a group project and final presentation prepared collaboratively by each team. Please see the "Notes" section below for how to apply.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3

SUST 240: Sustainability Leadership Practicum

At the intersection of sustainability science and practice, the course provides master's students in the Sustainability Science and Practice (SUST) Program with an opportunity to apply and internalize the knowledge, mindsets, and skills learned in the program while leading change and advancing sustainability. Students identify and plan their own 80-hour practicum opportunities with sustainability-focused organizations, during which they collaborate on projects while applying foundational SUST learnings. Additionally, each student analyzes the sustainability challenge their organization is dedicated to addressing, examines their organization's ability to address the challenge, recommends how the organization can improve its ability to address the challenge in a transformative way, and reflects on their own experience and growth as a sustainability leader. Each student completes the course with a paper and presentation that share the student's analysis, recommendations, and self-reflections with the SUST community. Ultimately, the practicum is designed to develop each student's identity and capacity as a transformative leader through practice.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable 4 times (up to 4 units total)

SUST 261: Art and Science of Decision Making

When we make high-quality decisions, we improve the probability of outcomes we want. By combining the art of qualitative framing and structuring with the science of quantitative assessment and analysis, we will have pragmatic ways to: identify those core issues driving the value of our decisions, craft an inspirational vision, create viable alternatives, mitigate biases in probabilistic information, clarify both tangible and intangible preferences, develop appropriate risk/reward models, evaluate decisions for a broad range of uncertain scenarios, appraise values of gathering additional information, and ensure commitment to implementation plans and budgets. Common-sense rules and decision-making tools provide the essential focus, discipline, and passion we need for clarity of action on big, important decisions ? from personal choices to organizational decisions about business strategies or public policies. A normative approach prescribes how decisions can be made defensible using a log more »
When we make high-quality decisions, we improve the probability of outcomes we want. By combining the art of qualitative framing and structuring with the science of quantitative assessment and analysis, we will have pragmatic ways to: identify those core issues driving the value of our decisions, craft an inspirational vision, create viable alternatives, mitigate biases in probabilistic information, clarify both tangible and intangible preferences, develop appropriate risk/reward models, evaluate decisions for a broad range of uncertain scenarios, appraise values of gathering additional information, and ensure commitment to implementation plans and budgets. Common-sense rules and decision-making tools provide the essential focus, discipline, and passion we need for clarity of action on big, important decisions ? from personal choices to organizational decisions about business strategies or public policies. A normative approach prescribes how decisions can be made defensible using a logical basis of deliberative reasoning when we face a dynamic, complex, and uncertain future world. Transformational change can then implement the optimal decisions by following a dynamic process of project management. Course requirements include a midterm exam, a final exam, and an individual, quarter-long tutorial to frame, structure, assess, and analyze your personal career and lifestyle decisions for the initial 5 years after leaving Stanford. Key factors often include net discretionary income, savings and investments, macroeconomic trends, job satisfaction, personal life satisfaction, avocation pursuits, and relationships with family and friends. To achieve your desired results in this course, you are implored by the teaching team to "procrastinate your procrastination."
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Robinson, B. (PI)

SUST 290: Curricular Practical Training

CPT course required for international students completing degree.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)

SUST 291: SUST INDIVIDUAL STUDY

Individual work in the field of Sustainability Science and Practice under supervision of a SUST faculty member on a subject of mutual interest.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-4
Instructors: Sotnik, G. (PI)

SUST 297: Introduction to Systems Transformation

This immersive course exposes students in the Sustainability Science and Practice coterminal master's program to systems thinking and innovation approaches that are needed in order to bring about large-scale system transformation. Scaled and complex challenges embodied in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals are multi-stakeholder, multifactorial, inter-related, and systemic, and can only be addressed through innovations at the systems level. This hands-on session provides an introduction to innovation approaches and the mindsets that are needed to transform system behavior at scale in the real world. Students will identify skills that they will need to acquire in order to lead change toward a resilient and sustainable future. Enrollment limited to Sustainability Science and Practice master's students. Contact Bhe Balde (ebalde@stanford.edu) for permission code. Instructors: Banny Banerjee and Annette Zou.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1

SUST 801: TGR PROJECT

Program consent required.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Sotnik, G. (PI)
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