MGT-450 / 4 credits

Teacher: Aklin Michaël

Language: English


Summary

Technology is a driver of long-term welfare. Yet it also sometimes threatens sustainable development. This course investigates the links between technology and sustainable development, models causes of failures of sustainable technology, and evaluates public policies that could address them.

Content

Keywords

sustainability, sustainable development, technology adoption, economic development, public policy, economics, society, politics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No prerequisite. Students will be expected to be willing to familiarize themselves with work from a wide range of disciplines.

Recommended courses

Passing familiarity with economic and/political modeling (eg game theory) is useful but not essential.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge on sustainability, technology, and public policy
  • Model social processes
  • Design solutions to complex problems
  • Assess / Evaluate solutions to complex problems

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

Teaching methods

The course will include lectures, in-class exercises, and discussions.

Expected student activities

Students are expected to attend the class and participate in discussions and exercises.

Assessment methods

Modeling assignment (30%)

Policy brief (30%)

Final exam (40%)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Technology, sustainability and public policy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Technology, sustainability and public policy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Technology, sustainability and public policy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: mandatory
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Technology, sustainability and public policy
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: optional

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