COMM 487/597 — Instructor: Prof. Werner Antweiler
Schedule
We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 14:00-15:30. Classes start on Thursday September 7, 2017 and end on Thursday November 30, 2017. There are 25 lectures in total, with 3 of them reserved for team presentations, and one for the in-class midterm exam. Please watch for updates on this page.
 
Roll mouse over article numbers for details on each article from the article portfolio. Click on the external link symbol to access the article content. Article assignments for sessions are tentative. Please follow announcements in class and watch for updates. The final exam is scheduled for Monday, December 18, at 08:30, in ANGU 241.
 
Session / Date Topic Article
Portfolio
Textbook
Sections
1. Thu, Sep 7 Introduction. What is environmental management?   2.2,2.5
2. Tue, Sep 12 Key Environmental Issues & Climate Change   2.7
3. Thu, Sep 14 What is sustainability? What is CSR? #1:[link] 1
4. Tue, Sep 19 Life-Cycle Analysis #2:[link] 4
5. Thu, Sep 21 Environmental Economics: Policy Instruments - Theory #3:[link], #4:[link] 3.1,3.2
6. Tue, Sep 26 Environmental Economics: Policy Instruments - Practice #5:[link], #6:[link] 3.3,3.6
7. Thu, Sep 28 Environmental Economics: Valuing the Environment   3.4,3.4
8. Tue, Oct 3 Environmental Law: Jurisdiction & our Constitution   5.1-5
9. Thu, Oct 5 Environmental Law: International Treaties #7:[link], #8:[link], #9:[link], #10:[link], #11:[link], #12:[link] 5.6
10. Tue, Oct 10 Environmental Law: Environmental Assessment   6
11. Thu, Oct 12 Midterm Exam  
12. Tue, Oct 17 ISO 14000 and Environmental Management Systems   7
13. Thu, Oct 19 Corporate Environmental Strategy   8.1-3
14. Tue, Oct 24 Green Marketing and Eco-Labels #13:[link] 8.4-7
15. Thu, Oct 26 Pollution Abatement: Air Pollution #14:[link], #15:[link] 9.1
16. Tue, Oct 31 Pollution Abatement: Water   9.2
17. Thu, Nov 2 Waste Management   9.3,11.1.3
18. Tue, Nov 7 Energy Systems: 'Peak Oil'?, Nuclear Energy #16:[link], #17:[link] 10.1-3
19. Thu, Nov 9 Energy Systems: Solar, Wind, Geothermal #18:[link] 10.4,10.5
20. Tue, Nov 14 Video Presentation or Guest Lecture  
21. Thu, Nov 16 Team Presentations: A, B, C  
22. Tue, Nov 21 Team Presentations: D, E, F  
23. Thu, Nov 23 Team Presentations: G, H, I  
24. Tue, Nov 28 Electricity and the Smart Grid #19:[link] 10.6,10.7
25. Thu, Nov 30 Environmental Management for the next 1,000 Centuries   12

Final Exam: T.B.A..

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