Sustainable Development (PEC2255.01)

Lopamudra Banerjee

In simple terms, economic development aims to enhance people’s material well-being. However, achieving this without harming the environment or compromising the needs of diverse groups across different contexts and timeframes is a challenge. How can we reconcile this tension and balance these competing priorities? This is the central question of sustainable development. In this seminar, we will delve into this question and examine the ethical principles guiding the goals of sustainable development. We will analyze the strategies used to achieve these goals in different communities and evaluate their success.

This course is open to all students, regardless of their academic year, and does not require prior knowledge of economics. We will explore fundamental concepts verbally and through written materials, employing visual aids such as graphs and charts to provide evidence supporting the ideas.

There are two main requirements for this course: thorough reading of assigned texts and completion of related homework assignments, as well as active participation in class discussions based on the assigned materials. Regular attendance is essential to engage meaningfully with the course content.

Learning Outcomes:
Our objectives are twofold: firstly, to equip students with a critical understanding of core issues related to economic and environmental sustainability and their real-world applications, and secondly, to encourage independent inquiry and analytical thinking. Throughout the course, students will enhance their economic reasoning skills and develop their ability to inquire, engage, and communicate effectively.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Political Economy , Two Credit
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