Environmental Sustainability

Course Requirements

ACC 105: Financial Accounting

The accounting cycle, from the analysis of business transactions through the preparation of the three basic financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet and the statement of cash flows; basic theory and practice with respect to accounting for assets, liabilities and equities; external uses of accounting information; interpretation of accounting data; analysis of financial statements; income and cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 096/099 or Mathematics Placement Exam Results.

ACC 106: Managerial Accounting

Utilization of accounting information for purposes of managerial control and decision-making; cost concepts; cost behavior analysis; cost-volume profit analysis; budgetary controls; responsibility accounting; standard costing; internal use of operational and financial accounting information; terminology; tools for pricing, product and investment decisions,; and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: MAT 096/099 or Mathematics Placement Exam Results.

BUS 124: Introduction to Management

Study of management from a general perspective. Major functional areas of internal and external activities of an organization, the decision-making process and the computer’s place in contemporary management. Emphasis on formulation and implementation of policy in keeping with an organization’s goals.

BUS 240: Corporate Finance Fundamentals

Introduction to the theoretical concepts of corporate finance. The course focuses on the management of working capital, cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure planning. The course also provides an overview of money and capital markets. Prerequisite: ACC 105, MAT 098/100.

BUS 335: Operations Management for Sustainability

The study of the supply chain and innovations that improve efficiencies while benefiting the environment. Focus is on work-flow designs, productivity, quality, forecasting, process innovations, procurement management and other value-added strategies that lead to the promotion of a sustainable business operation. Prerequisites: MAT 115, BUS 240.

BUS 365: Business Consulting

This course examines the major practice areas in the management consulting business and the role of a successful consultant. Course content will cover the consulting process from the initial client meeting to the execution of solutions. Students will be introduced to a variety of diagnostic tools and their applications. Managing client relationships, proposal writing, and ethics will also be covered within the context of the service and solution business.

ECO 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Institutions and functioning of capitalism; national income and its determination; monetary and fiscal policy; international economics; and problems of growth and development. CC

ECO 102: Introduction to Microeconomics

The mechanisms by which resources are allocated in a market system, and study of modifications to account for imperfections in the system. Topics include demand, production and cost, theories of business behavior and consumer behavior, market performance in the U.S. economy and comparative economic systems. CC

ECO 208: Environmental and Resource Economics

This course examines a broad range of environment and natural resource issues. Topics include: the economic theory of externalities, public goods and depletion of resources; valuation of non-market benefits and costs; theoretical and applied cost-benefit analysis; advantages and quality of the environment; and importance of environmental quality and policy in determining the distribution of income. Numerous case studies and practical examples may be used, including air and water pollution, mineral and energy resources extraction, and wilderness preservation and recycling. Prerequisites: 101, 102. ES

MAT 115: Introductory Statistics

A course in basic statistical concepts and techniques for the non-mathematics major. Topics include descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, standardized probability distributions, correlation and regression, inferential statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: 098/100 or Mathematics Placement Exam results. NS

ENV 105: Foundations of Environmental Sustainability

The purpose of this non-majors class is to offer an introductory course on what students need to know as responsible citizens to become more environmentally literate and ecologically conscious. The course examines the way people are damaging the earth and, in the process, their own bodies and minds. It then presents essential tools necessary for both planetary and personal transformation. The Fulton Center for Sustainable Living and its staff take an active role in the course by instructing students and demonstrating sustainability projects on campus. ES

ENV 110: Introduction to Environmental Science

This course examines the interrelationship of causes of environmental issues that confront the human species: pollution, resource consumption and human population. To thoroughly understand the root causes of these problems and discover acceptable, equitable solutions, an interdisciplinary approach is taken. The course combines ideas and information from the natural sciences, social sciences and ethics to examine how the natural world operates and is connected. The course includes a laboratory component. ESL

ENV 204: Environmental Policy

Investigates selected environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on how environmental issues shape policy in the United States. The course will explore the institutional setting in which environmental policy proceeds, the participants involved in creating policy and the political, economical and ethical factors that shape policy. Prerequisite: 110. ES, CC, WI

ENV 215: Environmental Impact Assessment

Historical survey of the impact of human beings on the environment. Topics include cultural-historical land use and its environmental impact, sustainable land use planning and assessing the impact of development on the social and natural environment. Class will perform an environmental impact assessment of a campus, borough or county plan or project. Prerequisites: 110 or 201. ES

ENV 355: Internship

Work experience with a significant academic component. Students will complete a portfolio that exhibits both a visual and written display of learning, including evidence of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning. The portfolio may be used as a record of the student’s work for graduate school or employment. A presentation to the college community is also required. Prerequisite: second-semester junior or senior if used to fulfill capstone requirement.

Contact Information

Dr. Edward Wells
Professor of Environmental Science
717-264-4141  ext. 3413
edward.wells@wilson.edu

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