Principles for Transition: in a Biophysically Constrained, Ethically Challenged World

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
NRE
Number 1: 
565
Description: 

Principles for Transition examines contemporary shifts, biophysical and social, especially those that are discontinuous and irreversible, with an eye to the future. A primary purpose is to understand and prescribe measures for positive transitional that is, for effecting peaceful, democratic, just and sustainable changes in how societies North and South organize themselves.

Two overarching goals are to develop i. a grounded sense of urgency and possibility; ii. tools historical, conceptual, practical for positive transition.

 Substantive topics include the  contemporary food movement, the phase-out of fossil fuels, local finance, ethics of resource use, market redefinition, distancing, sustainability, entrepreneurship (business, behavioral, moral).

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Credits

Minimum Credits: 
1.5
Maximum Credits: 
3
Graduate: 
Yes

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
Yes
Winter Semester: 
Yes