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SMGT- 115 Environmental Science and Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The interrelationships between humans and the environment. Important ecological concepts, human influence on the environment, and sustainable practices to avoid or ameliorate negative impacts. Ecological concepts are used throughout to identify, understand, and provide a better understanding of how humans can more positively affect the environment in which they live.

B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 220 Systems Thinking (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Use of systems thinking to apply the concept of sustainability in various business, social, and scientific contexts. Rather than looking at a problem by analyzing component parts, students learn to analyze whole systems. Students model relationships and behaviors to identify leverage points for change.

B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 230 Triple Bottom Line Accounting for Managers (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Financial and managerial accounting and how this information is used. Basic preparation of financial statements and their analytical use. How accounting information is applied by managers in decision-making process helping organizations meet the triple bottom line: strong profits, healthy environment, and vital communities.

Prerequisite: College Algebra. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 235 Economics in Society and Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Economic, social, and environmental issues facing society. Traditional issues such as markets and prices (microeconomics), government economic management (macroeconomics), and international trade. Introduction of economic content into analysis of selected topics such as poverty and discrimination, the environment, and the provision of government services. Critiques of conventional economic thought, within the context of systems thinking and ecological economics, and integrated throughout the course.

Prerequisite: College Algebra. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 240 Technical Writing for Sustainable Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The psychology and mechanics of written business communications are thoroughly explored and widely applied. Also included are non-written applications in such business areas as international/intercultural, nonverbal, and ethical communications.

B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 310 Ecology For Sustainable Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Interrelationships of organisms with each other and their environments. Investigation into composition and dynamics of populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes, and the biosphere with emphasis on sustainability. Enrollment in online Sustainable Management degree program required.

Prerequisite: BIO-101. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 315 Global Environmental Chemistry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An exploration of chemical environments as interdependent thermodynamic and kinetic systems. The system/surroundings perspectives of thermodynamics will be applied to systems of progressively larger sized in order to arrive at the comprehensive view of the global environmental system.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or with permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 320 Energy for Sustainable Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Learn to apply basic engineering principles to existing and emerging energy technologies to provide a better understanding of energy production, consumption, and environmental impact; and how these principles relate to sustainable management. Topics cover a wide range of energy systems including nuclear, fossil fuels, wind, solar, biofuels and biomass.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or with permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 325 Natural Resource Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The interdependence between natural resources associated with land, air, and water. Explores significant environmental issues regarding the policies and problems in the use and management of natural resources related to soils, vegetation, landscape within the context of social needs and sustainability.

B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 330 Marketing for a Sustainable World (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of an organization's opportunities to develop sustainability practices as they relate to the development of product, pricing, supply and distribution channels (retail, wholesale), promotion (advertising, sales promotion, public relations) and target markets.

Prerequisite: take SMGT-235. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 331 Sustainable Organizational Finance (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the theory and methods of sustainable organizational finance. Topics include financial statements; discounting and budgeting; uncertainty and risk/reward trade-offs; and assessing financial implications of the triple bottom line (e.g., climate change, carbon trading, human resource management,and creating environmentally-conscious shareholder value).

Prerequisites: Statistics, SMGT-230, and SMGT-325. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 332 Economics of Environmental Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Interaction between market activity and the environment, applies economic analysis to the efficient and sustainable management of environmental goods and resources, and examines how economic institutions and policies can be changed to bring the environmental impacts of economic decision-making more into balance with human desires and the needs of the ecosystem.

Prerequisite: take SMGT-235. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 335 Management and Environmental Information Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Use of the computer as a problem-solving tool, as part of data processing systems; information systems and decision support tools for managers; information systems planning and development; overview of computer hardware, software, database management, networking and web technologies; green data centers; energy efficient trends in information technology; data and information usage in green businesses.

Prerequisites: Take Statistics and SMGT-230. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 340 Organizational Behavior and Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Management principles and theories underlying human behavior in organizations are investigated. Topics include personality, motivation, communication, decision-making, leadership, teamwork, ethics, power, diversity, and work stress. Constraints and opportunities of an "eco" friendly organization and realized.

Prerequisite: Introductory Speech/Communication course. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 350 Operations Management and Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The role of the operations function in an organization; linear programming; continuous and intermittent production processes; aggregate planning; inventory control; materials management; scheduling; project management; quality assurance; operations for green enterprises.

Prerequisites: take STAT-130 and MATH-120. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 360 Environmental and Sustainability Policy (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Topics include the spectrum of historical, theoretical and technical issues applicable to sustainable management of natural resources, environmental quality standards and risk management. Administrative structures the form the basis for selecting appropriate responses to complex management problems faced by industry, government and non-governmental agencies are identified. The historical development and current framework of public policy are investigated, and specific foundational legislation is critiqued.

Prerequisites: take SMGT-115. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 370 Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts, functions, processes, and objectives of logistics and supply chain management activities. Activities involved in moving raw materials, inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of use or consumption. Planning, organization and controlling such activities. The role of supply chain processes in creating sustainable competitive advantage with respect to quality, flexibility, lead-time, and cost. Customer service, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, supply; chain management, reverse logistics, green supply chains, and international logistics.

Prerequisite: take SMGT-350. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 430 International Management for a Sustainable World (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Analysis of the theory and practice of managing international organizations. This includes socio-cultural aspects and group dynamics of international business and service organizations through the study of sustainable management practices - strong profitability, healthy environment, vital communities.

Prerequisite: take SMGT-235. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 435 International Development and Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Historical roots of the idea of development, economic theories of growth and their implications for sustainability, and interrelationships between population growth, food security, poverty, inequality, urbanization, technological change, international trade and environmental change at local, regional and global scales. Contemporary issues and alternatives.

Prerequisite: take SMGT-235. For B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 460 Environment and Society (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduce the fundamentals of human-environmental interaction; a grasp of how these interactions create problems; and how the elements of social, technological, and personal choices combine to overcome them.

Prerequisites: take SMGT-115. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 495 Sustainable Management Capstone (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application and study of sustainable management through the solution of an industry-based project. Implementation of a triple-bottom line solution to industrial or community-based problems will be emphasized.

Must be Senior level. B.S. in Sustainable Management majors only or permission of Sustainable Management program director. Obtain valid permission number for registration.

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SMGT- 700 Cultural and Historical Foundations of Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The changing relationships of humans to the natural environment: changes in dominant scientific perspectives and the process of scientific debate. The quest for understanding, manipulating, and dominating the natural world. Cultural and organizational structures; the role and impact of technology; the systems approach to problems solving and its implications for the future.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 710 The Natural Environment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The role of humans in the biosphere; human impacts on natural systems (natural cycles, climate, water, energy, bio-systems, eco-systems). Use of case studies, some pre-reading, carbon cycle as a unifying theme. Disturbance pollution and toxicity, carrying capacity and natural capital.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 720 Applied Research and the Triple Bottom Line (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Document and project internal and external costs resulting from the inseparability of the natural, social, and economic environments. Assess sustainability issues using basic modeling techniques; cause and effect, rot cause analysis, regression analysis, and business scenario-based cases.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 730 Policy, Law, and the Ethics of Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Policy, law and ethics regarding sustainability of economic development and emerging national and international environmental challenges. The role of domestic and international enforcement agencies and commissions such as the Department of Interior, United Nations Environment Programme, in building a more just, prosperous, and secure environmental common future.

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SMGT- 740 Economics of Sustainability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Understand the economy as a component of the ecosystem within which it resides, with natural capital added to the typical analysis of human, social, built, and financial capital. Explore traditional micro, macro, and international trade theory and policy and the implications of sustainability.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 750 The Built Environment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Thee assessment of the intersection of the built environment and human needs: water, air, food, waste, transportation, health care and education. Focus on evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems and building efficiency in the context of facilities management.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 760 Geopolitical Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examination of decision making and public policy for sustainability at the national, state, and local level; emphasizing social, economic, and political factors that affect decisions within the public, non-profit, and private sectors; and decisions designed to foster achievement of sustainability.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 770 Leading Sustainable Organizations (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Macro-level perspective on leading sustainable organizations. Topics include organizational change and transformation processes, strategic and creative thinking, organizational structures and their impacts, conflict management and negotiation, stakeholder management and situational leadership styles and behaviors. How organizational leaders develop and enable sustainable organizations, especially in times of environmental change.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 780 Corporate Social Responsibility (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evaluation of risks and potential impacts in decision making and recognizing the links between the success of an organization and the well being of a community. Integrating corporate social responsibility throughout an organization, creating metrics and communicating CSR policies internally and externally. Development of best practices in an organization pertaining to corporate social responsibility.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 782 Sustainable Supply Chain Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Planning, organizing and controlling the organization's supply chain based on the triple bottom line; use of total cost analyses and product/process life cycles to lead strategy and operations decisions. Impacts of sourcing, revers logistics and service supply chains on organizational performance and the resulting carbon, water and pollution footprints are considered.

Prerequisites: take SMGT-720 and SMGT-740

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SMGT- 784 Sustainable Water Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical applications of sustainability in aquatic environments. Topics include water and health, water quality and quantity, governance, assessing the aquatic environment, water treatment technologies, environmental mitigation, and impacts of climate change. Emphasis will be on selected areas of interest from the perspective of public health,engineering,and municipal conservation management.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 785 Waste Management and Resource Recovery (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical issues of sustainability in waste management. The generation, processing, management and disposal of municipal, industrial and agricultural waste with an emphasis on the technical, economic and environmental aspects of various recovery processes. Also, producer responsibility and design for environment and life cycle analysis.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 790 Research Methods (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Methods used in epidemiologic research, including the design of research studies and the collection and analysis of data. Sustainability studies are typically observational in nature, meaning that the investigator has limited control over the exposure that study participants experience and are typically concerned about the health of organizations.
Instructor's consent

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SMGT- 792 Capstone Project (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Original research on a project of the student's choosing with instructor approval, typically involving a sustainability issue applicable in the student's place of employment or a local not-for-profit organization. A continuation of the research methodology course that is a prerequisite.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisite: take SMGT-790

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SMGT- 795 Special Topics in Sustainable Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Various specialized areas in Sustainable Management will be examined. The specific topic will be advertised prior to the semester. Repeatable with different topics.

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