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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ECO                                     Course Number: 333                                    
Course Title: Sustainability: Preserving the Earth as Human Habitat
Subject: Economics
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


A sustainable society meets the needs of the present without diminishing the ability of future generations to enjoy the present standard of living. In this course students study how the interactions of economic, political, social and environmental forces challenge the sustainability of global society. Students learn to analyze and critique diverse theoretical perspectives on sustainability. Topics include access to resources, climate change, biodiversity, environmental justice, the illegal economy and the transboundary nature of sustainability issues.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201; ECO 101; junior standing or above or permission of the instructor
Start Date:    06/30/2012                         End Date: