Apr 11, 2021
ADMG 285 - Sustainable Decision-Making
Examines the impact of decision-making using short/long term outlooks and multiple perspectives. Develops skills to critically evaluate economic, environmental and social impacts of decisions as well as appropriate methods to professionally communicate those decisions. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer).
Prerequisite: Completion of Gen Ed Academic Writing I or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher.
General Education Category: K1 - Academic Writing II: Reasoning & Research
General Education Pathways: P5 Sustainability
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define sustainability and demonstrate knowledge of how natural resources, economic development, waste management, and socio-politics interrelate.
- Define life cycle assessment and explain how our decisions and actions impact sustainability issues at the individual, organizational, community and international societal levels.
- Analyze and critique a sustainability argument by identifying underlying assumptions and explaining how sustainability relates to our lives, values and the triple bottom line in both the short and long term.
- Understand how life cycle cost analysis and other sustainability assessment tools are used in decision making.
- Identify and synthesize high quality sources on the topic of sustainability and use them to effectively support an argument and its rhetorical effectiveness.
- Take a position on a sustainability issue from different audience perspectives and support a line of reasoning using a variety of rhetorical appeals.
- Craft prose and documents that describe the interrelationships between sustainability, profits and corporate responsibility and conform to academic conventions regarding clarity, coherence and unity.
- Cite and document sources precisely and effectively according to the guidelines of a specific style manual.
- Understand and describe the interrelationships between style and meaning in the sustainability field and make adjustments to enhance meaning for the intended audience,
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