• Required
  • Elective
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Course Credits Semester & time Professor / Course No
Capstone Course in Sustainability Provides an opportunity for students to synthesize their coursework and experiences in sustainability.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
MW 2:30-4:00
Eccles, Jay
15.878
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
MW 2:30-4:00
Eccles, Jay
15.878
Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab) Work with a variety of companies and organizations on sustainable business strategy, and learn tools for evaluating strategies.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
TR 10-11:30
Eccles, Jay, Sterman
15.915
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
TR 10-11:30
Eccles, Jay, Sterman
15.915
Strategies for Sustainable Business Learn how businesses can succeed while tackling sustainability challenges.  First half (H1) of S-Lab course.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
TR 10:00-11:30
Eccles, Jay, Sterman
15.913
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
TR 10:00-11:30
Eccles, Jay, Sterman
15.913
System Dynamics  Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
Various
Keith
15.871
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
Various
Keith
15.871
Applied Macro- and International Economics II (Macroeconomic Development and Sustainability) 15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘14
Rigobon
15.014
9 Cr. Spring ‘14
Rigobon
15.014
Business Model Innovation: Global Health in Frontier Markets Learn what works, what doesn’t, and why, with our examination of ambitious startups and inspiring leading-edge organizations that are remaking healthcare delivery across the globe.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘15
TTh 1:00-2:30
Sastry
15.232
6 Cr. Fall ‘15
TTh 1:00-2:30
Sastry
15.232
Chemicals in the Environment:  Fate and Transport For Institute students in all departments interested in the behavior of chemicals in the environment.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
1.725J
ESD.151J
12 Cr. Fall ‘15

1.725J
ESD.151J
Choice Points: Readings on the Exercise of Power & Responsibility Examines conflicts between power and moral responsibility and contexts for choice. Available to Sloan Fellows only.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘15
F 10:00-12:00
McKersie
15.268
9 Cr. Spring ‘15
F 10:00-12:00
McKersie
15.268
Climate Economics and Policy Examines the economic impact of climate change, the costs of mitigation, and the challenges that climate change poses to conventional approaches to policy analysis.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘14
R 2:00-5:00
Ackerman
11.S940
12 Cr. Fall ‘14
R 2:00-5:00
Ackerman
11.S940
D-Lab: Development Issues in international development, appropriate technology and project implementation addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Sanyal, Smith
EC.781J
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Sanyal, Smith
EC.781J
D-Lab: Energy Provides a project-based approach that engages students in understanding and addressing the applications of alternative energy technology in developing countries. Focuses on compact, robust, low-cost systems for generating electrical power. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘14
WF 12-3
Gandhi, Hsu
EC.791
12 Cr. Spring ‘14
WF 12-3
Gandhi, Hsu
EC.791
D-Lab: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT) Explores the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to address specific needs in developing countries. Culminates in a final project to be deployed in the field. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Fletcher, Smith
EC.782
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Fletcher, Smith
EC.782
D-Lab: Kuna Yala International development project focused on waste management, recycling, and income generation.
ARR
Fall ‘14
ARR
Blanco, Howe, Mcdonald
EC.S11
ARR Fall ‘14
ARR
Blanco, Howe, Mcdonald
EC.S11
D-Lab: Waste A multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low- and middle-income countries with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations in cities in Africa, India, and Latin America. 
9 Cr.
Fall ‘15
McDonald
EC.786
9 Cr. Fall ‘15
McDonald
EC.786
Design For Sustainability Presents thought processes and quantitative tools, including life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the LEED and ENVSION rating systems
6 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Connor, Ochsendorf
1.819J
4.447J
6 Cr. Fall ‘15
Connor, Ochsendorf
1.819J
4.447J
Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice Course trains students to think and act like global health leaders and entrepreneurs.
ARR
Spring ‘14
15.127J
ARR Spring ‘14

15.127J
Development Ventures An exploratory developmental entrepreneurship action lab on founding, financing, and building high-impact viable ventures in developing nations and emerging regions for underserved customers everywhere. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Th 10:00-12:00
Bonsen, Pentland
15.375
EC.731 / MAS.665
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Th 10:00-12:00
Bonsen, Pentland
15.375
EC.731 / MAS.665
Economic Development and Policy Analysis Examines the process of economic development to understand why some countries or regions within countries have increased their incomes and reduced their poverty faster than others.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Amsden
11.491J
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Amsden
11.491J
Enabling an Energy-Efficient Society Overview of energy efficiency policy and practice, focused on buildings.  Lectures, guests.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘13
Michaels
15.231
11.168/11.379
6 Cr. Fall ‘13
Michaels
15.231
11.168/11.379
Energy Policy for a Sustainable Future Focuses on a wide range of current energy and energy-related environmental policies 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
W 9:00-12:00
Hammer
17.398J
1.369J
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
W 9:00-12:00
Hammer
17.398J
1.369J
Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation Policy implications and basic understanding of energy technologies and their climate impacts.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Trancik
ESD.124
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Trancik
ESD.124
Energy Ventures Write a business plan for an energy startup or corporate venture.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Th, F 10:30-12:00
Th, F5:00-8:00
Aulet, Hynes, O'Sullivan
15.366
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Th, F 10:30-12:00
Th, F5:00-8:00
Aulet, Hynes, O'Sullivan
15.366
Energy, Economics, and Policy Economic evaluation of policy options and implications in energy and climate domain.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
TR 2:30-4:00, R 4:00-5:00
Knittel
15.038
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
TR 2:30-4:00, R 4:00-5:00
Knittel
15.038
Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing Measure and manage energy use, material use, and environmental impact of manufacturing.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
MW 2:30-4:00
Gutowski
2.813
2.83
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
MW 2:30-4:00
Gutowski
2.813
2.83
Engineering, Economics, and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector  An in-depth interdisciplinary perspective of the electric power sector, with regulation
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
TR 2:30-4:00, R 4:00-5:00
Knittel, Lopez, Perez-Arriaga
15.032J
6.695/ESD.162
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
TR 2:30-4:00, R 4:00-5:00
Knittel, Lopez, Perez-Arriaga
15.032J
6.695/ESD.162
Environmental Conflict and Social Change Explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
Walley
STS.320J
21A.429
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
Walley
STS.320J
21A.429
Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Pollution Prevention and Control Reviews and analyzes federal and state regulation of air and water pollution, hazardous wastes, green-house gas emissions, and the production and use of toxic chemicals. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Ashford, Caldart
ESD.133J
1.811J/11.630J
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Ashford, Caldart
ESD.133J
1.811J/11.630J
Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design Introduction to ethics in business, with a focus on business management. Students explore theoretical concepts in business ethics, and cases representing the challenges they will likely face as managers.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
MW 1:00-2:30
Hafrey
15.270
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
MW 1:00-2:30
Hafrey
15.270
Food Systems and the Environment Explores the evolution of food production, from farm to plate, in the US and globally. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘14
T 2:00-5:00
11.377
12 Cr. Fall ‘14
T 2:00-5:00

11.377
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion:  charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Buonassisi, Kirkpatrick, del Canizo
2.626
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Buonassisi, Kirkpatrick, del Canizo
2.626
Future Craft: Sustainability Products & Ventures Look at new ways of making things and re-shape business, technology, and design.
ARR
Fall ‘14
ARR
Bonanni, Bonsen, Parkes
MAS.S64
ARR Fall ‘14
ARR
Bonanni, Bonsen, Parkes
MAS.S64
Geography of Global Energy Systems in Transition: Russia, China and the US Learn how to use geospatial tools to answer important energy policy questions in a fun, experimental, six-week, hands-on course.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘13
Glasmeier, Lessard
11.S951
6 Cr. Fall ‘13
Glasmeier, Lessard
11.S951
Global Engineering Combines rigorous engineering theory and user-centered product design to create technologies for developing and emerging markets.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
2.760
12 Cr. Fall ‘15

2.760
Global Environmental Science and Politics Practical introduction to the international environmental political arena, particularly designed for science and engineering students whose work is potentially relevant to global environmental issues.
9 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Selin
ESD.110
12.846
9 Cr. Fall ‘15
Selin
ESD.110
12.846
Global Health Lab Work with enterprises on the front lines of health care delivery in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Enrolled students must be available to work on site in Africa or South Asia for the entire weeks of SIP and Spring Break. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘14
Sastry
15.233
6 Cr. Spring ‘14
Sastry
15.233
Global Supply Chain Management Analyze and optimize supply chains for environmental impact.  Light touch on life cycle analysis. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
W 2:30-4:30
Arntzen
15.765J
ESD.265
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
W 2:30-4:30
Arntzen
15.765J
ESD.265
Green Supply Chain Management Focus on the fundamental tools and techniques required to analyze and design environmentally sustainable supply chain systems.
ARR
Fall ‘14
ARR
Blanco
ESD.S43
ARR Fall ‘14
ARR
Blanco
ESD.S43
Industrial Ecology Measure and manage environmental impact of production.  Life cycle analysis, material flow analysis.  Hard skills useful in business or policy.
ARR
Spring ‘11
ESD.123
1.814/3.560
ARR Spring ‘11

ESD.123
1.814/3.560
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Development Advanced Seminar to PhD and Master students 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
W 2:00-5:00
Juma
11.S943
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
W 2:00-5:00
Juma
11.S943
Intro to Environmental Policy and Planning Environmental policy, and the social processes behind its development and implementation.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Susskind
11.601
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Susskind
11.601
Intro to International Development Planning Basics of international development from planning perspective.  Integrated socio-economic and environmental approach.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Rajagopal
11.701
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Rajagopal
11.701
Land, Water, Food, and Climate Seminar examines food production in a changing world, with an emphasis on key scientific questions about the connections between natural resources, climate, and agriculture.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
M 1:00-4:00
McLaughlin
1.74
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
M 1:00-4:00
McLaughlin
1.74
Leadership Lab: Leading Sustainable Systems Action learning course with soft-skills-focused sustainability projects.  Leadership elective.
15 Cr.
Fall ‘15
M 2:30-5:30
Orlikowski, Senge
15.569
15 Cr. Fall ‘15
M 2:30-5:30
Orlikowski, Senge
15.569
Management of Services: Concepts, Design, & Delivery Operations course focused on service industry; emphasis on social/labor dimensions.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘15
MW 10:00-11:30
Ton
15.768
9 Cr. Spring ‘15
MW 10:00-11:30
Ton
15.768
Managing Sustainable Business for People and Profits Examines the role of business, alongside government and labor, in creating good quality jobs in a vibrant, equitable economy.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
R 4:00-7:00
Kochan
15.662
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
R 4:00-7:00
Kochan
15.662
Navigating Politics and Power in Water and Sanitation Planning Inform and navigate the power dynamics at play in decision-making processes that govern the planning and delivery of water and sanitation systems.
ARR
Fall ‘14
Carolini
11.475
ARR Fall ‘14
Carolini
11.475
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector Builds insight and skills about multi-party negotiation and consensus building. Relevant to all multi-sectoral work.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘14
Susskind
11.255
12 Cr. Spring ‘14
Susskind
11.255
New Models for Global Busines Global strategy and organization
6 Cr.
Fall ‘15
MW 1:00-2:30
Karplus
15.220
6 Cr. Fall ‘15
MW 1:00-2:30
Karplus
15.220
Product Design and Development Project-based course on product design; teaches design for environment.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
TR 1:00-2:30
TR 2:30-4:00
, Arul, Eppinger, Yang
15.783
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
TR 1:00-2:30
TR 2:30-4:00
, Arul, Eppinger, Yang
15.783
Resilient Urban Communities Focuses on community resilience, including disaster resilience, and climate change adaptation
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
T 2:00-5:00
Slaughter
11.S948
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
T 2:00-5:00
Slaughter
11.S948
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy Examines the role of science in the U.S. environmental policymaking process.
9 Cr.
Fall ‘15
11.373
12.885
9 Cr. Fall ‘15

11.373
12.885
SSIM:  Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future Explores the future opportunities for energy management in a new era of intellegient buidlings, grids, electirc vehicles, as well as connected cities and people.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
TR 1:00-2:30
Michaels
15.S05
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
TR 1:00-2:30
Michaels
15.S05
SSIM:  Global Accounting Issues This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of important differences in accounting standards and financial reporting practices around the world.  
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
R 4:00-7:00
Noe
15.S04
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
R 4:00-7:00
Noe
15.S04
SSIM: Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship:  Operating in Emerging Communities TATA Seminar
6 Cr.
Spring ‘15
W 4:00-7:00
Fine, Stoner, Vaishnav
15.S14
6 Cr. Spring ‘15
W 4:00-7:00
Fine, Stoner, Vaishnav
15.S14
Strategic Opportunities in Energy Corporate/Entrepreneurial strategy concepts in context of energy.  Develop team project.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘15
MW 4:00-6:00
Weil
15.933
6 Cr. Fall ‘15
MW 4:00-6:00
Weil
15.933
Sustainability Science and Engineering Introduces and develops core ideas and concepts in the field of sustainability science and engineering from an engineering systems perspective
9 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Selin
ESD.120J
12.845J
9 Cr. Fall ‘15
Selin
ESD.120J
12.845J
Sustainability, Trade, and the Environment Subject explores the many dimensions of sustainability and the use of national, multinational, and international political and legal mechanisms to further sustainable development. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford
15.657
1.813/11.466/ESD.137
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford
15.657
1.813/11.466/ESD.137
Sustainable Energy Engineering-focused course on energy production and distribution.  Highly Quantitative.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Golay
ESD.166
2.65/2.650/10.291/10.391/22.081/22.811
12 Cr. Fall ‘15
Golay
ESD.166
2.65/2.650/10.291/10.391/22.081/22.811
Technology, Globalization, & Sustainable Development Lecture course on governmental policies for encouraging sustainable growth, improving the environment, and advancing employment in developed and developing countries.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘14
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford, Hall
15.657
ESD.137
12 Cr. Fall ‘14
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford, Hall
15.657
ESD.137
Transportation Policy, the Environment, and Livable Communities Examines transportation policymaking, its relationship to environmental politics, and implementation and instutional behavior
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
F 2:00-5:00
Coughlin, Salvucci
1.253J
11.543J/ESD.222J
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
F 2:00-5:00
Coughlin, Salvucci
1.253J
11.543J/ESD.222J
U-Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self Personal reflection and leadership development in context of sustainability, broadly defined.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘15
Th 5:30-9:00
Scharmer
15.671
6 Cr. Fall ‘15
Th 5:30-9:00
Scharmer
15.671
Urban Labor Markets and Employment Policy Socio-economic focus on human resource management and labor policy. Lectures, cases, writing.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
F 9:00-12:00
Kochan
15.677
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
F 9:00-12:00
Kochan
15.677
Urban Sustainability in Action Practicum with community-focused action learning project.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘15
R 2:00-5:00
11.376
12 Cr. Spring ‘15
R 2:00-5:00

11.376
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Sanitation in Low-Income Countries Name changed from Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Infrastructure in Developing Countries Technology and policy options for improving access to clean water and sanitation globally.
ARR
Spring ‘14
Murcott
1.851
11.479J
ARR Spring ‘14
Murcott
1.851
11.479J