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The seminars consist of student presentation of plans for collection and analysis of data, with discussion by students and faculty. Preparatory work is done under tutorial arrangements with members of the faculty. The emphasis is on conceptual issues necessary for the development of a feasible and...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
In recent years, social impacts of products and trade have risen in the agendas of policy makers, investors, and corporations. A powerful accountability framework, the United Nations guiding principles, and a widely acclaimed blueprint to guide businesses and governments strategic priorities and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to design and launch a new product with the lowest environmental footprint. Students acquire many tools and skills in the course: how to do market intelligence (technological benchmarking and reverse engineering), how to incorporate real...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
This course presents a comprehensive approach to water resources management by integrating environmental science (geology, soils, hydrology) and policy (planning and regulatory analysis). It is intended for both students with and without technical backgrounds. We utilize numerous case studies from...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Sustainability in international business is more than simply adopting sustainable practices—it has the potential to help companies gain competitive advantage. This course examines the global business environment in the context of sustainability and explores the challenges and opportunities that...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
The course provides an overview of the energy resources that we use to sustain our global economies, and explores the impact of these activities on our environment. We address the full life cycle of each energy resource, including its origins, methods used to explore for and exploit it, how it is...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Physical concepts necessary to understand atmospheric structure and motion. Phenomena studied include the formation of clouds and precipitation, solar and terrestrial radiation, dynamical balance of the large-scale wind, and the origin of cyclones. Concepts developed for understanding today's...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Physical and chemical processes determining the composition of the atmosphere and its implications for climate, ecosystems, and human welfare. Construction of atmospheric composition models. Atmospheric transport. Nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon cycles. Climate forcing by greenhouse gases and aerosols...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
This course examines some of the main U.S. environmental laws, the methods of regulation and enforcement represented by those laws, and current controversies regarding their implementation and development. Each week's class will be divided between a discussion of key cases and regulations...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
How plants are affected by climate - both spatially across the globe and as climate changes over time - is relevant to understanding patterns of plant evolution, ecosystem structure, and the impact of humans on our planet. This course examines how variation in rainfall, temperature, atmospheric...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
This course will explore the intersection between religious traditions and ecological activism, with special attention to current conversations about "ethical eating." We will consider both the resources that religious traditions provide to ecological activists and the ways these activists have...
Research Areas: Arts and Humanities, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Divinity School
Season: Spring
This course will examine future climate change in the context of Earth history, and then consider various strategies for what might be done to deal with it. The likely impacts of continued greenhouse gas emissions will be explored, emphasizing the scientific uncertainties associated with various...
Research Areas: Climate, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
This course explores specific principles from cognitive science that have important implications for instructional approach and curriculum design. It considers how recent research findings on topics such as transfer, analogy, metacognition, conceptual change, explanation, mental models, novice-...
Research Areas: Climate, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Season: Spring
This course will introduce students to nutrition and global health problems through exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants of nutritional status. Emphasis will be placed on the role of nutritional status and dietary intake, both as a...
Research Areas: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
This course is a survey course on Natural Resources Law. Topics covered include Wildlife and Biodiversity, Living Marine Resources, Rangelands, Forest Lands, Protected Lands, Minerals, Forests, and Energy Resources. Special attention will be paid to issues of Natural Resource Management on American...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Fall
This seminar will explore the legal regulation of food. We will study the state, local, federal, and common law regulation of food, with an emphasis on both the historical evolution of legal regimes that govern production, labeling, and sale; and frontier policy issues like banned foods, obesity,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall
Most clinical work is done on campus; some placements are available at externship locations (government agencies and nonprofits). Students are carefully matched to their projects/placements by the Clinic Director approximately 4 weeks in advance of the semester. Certain projects and placements have...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
The seminars consist of student presentation of plans for collection and analysis of data, with discussion by students and faculty. Preparatory work is done under tutorial arrangements with members of the faculty. The emphasis is on conceptual issues necessary for the development of a feasible and...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
This course provides an introduction to the modern energy system, from reliance on fossil fuels—coal, oil and natural gas—to the development of the ability to tap the energy contained in the nucleus, energy from wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. It discusses the important historical advances in...
Research Areas: Climate, Energy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
This course examines future climate change in the context of earth history, and then considers various strategies for what might be done to deal with it. We discuss measuring ancient temperature and carbon dioxide levels and investigate the basic physics and chemistry that control climate through...
Research Areas: Climate, Energy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
The course imparts knowledge and skills for planning sustainability projects and developing solutions for organizations of at least 50 employees including small businesses, nonprofits, or local townships. Sustainability solutions refers to working with a client either as a member of a team or...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring, Fall
Traditional economic growth theory treats technological change as the residual need to explain observed growth after accounting for capital and labor inputs. Newer economic theories treat technology as endogenous, but they, too, have a rather narrow view of how innovation works. Policy analysis too...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations (such as the UN, WTO, IMF, and World Bank), multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks in global governance. Cases are drawn from a broad range of issue areas, including peace and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations (such as the UN, WTO, IMF, and World Bank), multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks in global governance. Cases are drawn from a broad range of issue areas, including peace and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Topics in electricity market design starting from the foundations of coordination for competition. Infrastructure investment, Resource Adequacy, Pricing Models, Cost Allocation, Energy Trading, Forward Hedging, Market Manipulation, Distribution Regulation, and Policy for Clean Energy Innovation....
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Environmental issues have become increasingly significant in democratic politics and are now a salient issue of global politics, with climate change occupying central stage today. This course focuses on the ways that different democratic polities are tackling green, global concerns, and climate...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
The environment is the milieu in which designers and planners operate. It is a messy world of facts, meanings, relations and actions that calls them to intervene - i.e., to make a plan, solve a problem, create a product, or strategize a process. They use various measures to assess and project their...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Selected topics in the history of the North American coastal zone, including the seashore as wilderness, as industrial site, as area of recreation, and as artistic subject; the shape of coastal landscape for conflicting uses over time; and the perception of the seashore as marginal zone in...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Arts and Humanities, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
This research seminar is intended for Master in Design Studies (MDES) candidates entering the Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology (ULE) stream as well as Master in Landscape Architecture candidates entering the post-professional (MLA II) Program. The seminar begins by defining design and design research...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
As a scarce and necessary resource, land triggers competition and conflict over possession, use, development, and preservation. For privately owned land, the market manages much of the competition. At the same time, because use of land in one location affects the interests of neighbors and the...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Provides an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area. The course is organized around seven problems: (1) analyzing the market for...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Provides an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area. The course is organized around seven problems: (1) analyzing the market for...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Observations and understanding of ocean physics, from local beach waves to the effects of the oceans on global climate.  Topics covered include wave motions such as ocean surface waves, internal waves, tsunamis and tides; currents, including the wind driven circulation, and the Gulf stream; coastal...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
Atmospheric radiative transfer, including stellar properties, spectroscopy, gray and real gas calculations, Mie theory and scattering, satellite retrievals, and radiative-convective climate modelling. Climate feedbacks: the runaway greenhouse, volatile cycles on Mars and Titan, and atmospheric...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
In this course a framework of tropospheric chemistry will be generated that requires no previous knowledge of this topic. The goal is to develop an understanding of chemical and physical processes in the troposphere. Focus is on the main processes transforming emissions into the secondary...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Fundamental physics and chemistry underlying the science and technology of aerosols. Taught by reference to topical problems in atmospheric chemistry, planetary climates, human health, and technologies of nanofabrication.Note: Offered in alternate years.
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall

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