SUS 203 Sustainable Economics: The Rise of the New Economy

This course focuses on the contradictions within contemporary capitalism, their impacts on the physical and human environment, and the emerging economic transformation.  Issues addressed  include the future of economic growth and globalization; impacts on consumer society; the rise of natural and human capital; steady state, gift and shared economics; participatory budgeting; re-localization of labor; cooperatives and worker-owned production; emerging small businesses; developmental of local and regional currencies; bio-regional productions; and alternative finance and banking systems.  Pre or co-requisite:  SUS 201.  Three lecture hours per week.  3 credits  Fall

3 credits
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