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.  Prerequisite(s): A passing score on the College's English placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 090, ENG 091, or ENG 092.  A passing score on the College's Reading placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or RDG 090 and a grade of C or better in RDG 080.  Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits  Fall

3 credits
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