Harvard Extension School

SSCI E-128. Health Inequities and Health Justice in Urban Communities

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Flavia Perea
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: W
  • Time: 5:10-7:10PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 26185

This course explores the relationship between health, place, and social location, and how nested factors influence and determine the health of people and communities in urban settings. Emphasizing health as multidimensional, contextual, and socially determined, we explore the history, principles, theories, and frameworks relevant to understanding inequities...

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ENVR E-113. International Political Economy of Decarbonization

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Juergen Braunstein
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 26231

Starting with the economic aspects of global decarbonization, this course examines emerging issues raised by the transition to a low carbon economy—its impact on jobs, inequality, finance, trade, mobility, and infrastructure—for citizens, societies, and nations. Choices about global decarbonization are highly contested in terms of material...

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ENVR E-129C The Role of Soil Health in Creating Sustainable Food Systems

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Emily Lynn Holleran, Helen D. Silver
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: T
  • Time: 5:10-7:10PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 25791

Ninety-five percent of the world's food is grown in topsoil, but current farming techniques are eroding this soil and stripping it of essential minerals, microbes, and nutrients needed to support human and planetary health. The United Nations has stated that if soil degradation continues, we may only have 60 years of farming left...

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ENVR E-119. Green Buildings, Urban Resilience, and Sustainability in Communities

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Grey Lee
  • Term: Fall 
  • Day: T
  • Time: 7:20-9:20PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16111

 

How can real estate and buildings become more responsive to climate risk and other challenges to our communities? The greening of buildings has grown exponentially over the past decade, but is the transition fast enough to meet the needs of our communities in the dynamic times ahead? Can urban resilience become an intrinsic dimension of real estate...

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BIOS E-72. Infectious Diseases in a World of Changing Climate, Drug Resistance, and Vaccine Hesitancy

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Narges Dorratoltaj
  • Term: Fall 
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:50-7:50PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16122

Despite the availability of control measures, infectious diseases are emerging and re-emerging. These outbreaks emphasize the importance of understanding the epidemiology of infectious diseases through qualitative and quantitative methods. This course introduces the basics of infectious disease epidemiology and modeling, disease...

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ENVR E-161B. Land and Water Conservation for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity in an International Context

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Frank Lowenstein, Henry Tepper
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T 
  • Time: 5:30-7:30PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16645

Land and water conservation has become an important tool for both sustainable development and biodiversity conservation around the world. More than 15 percent of the world's terrestrial area and 10 percent of coastal waters are now encompassed within protected areas. Their management is likely to strongly influence...

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ENVR E-102. Design of Renewable Energy Projects

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Ramon Sanchez
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T 
  • Time: 8:10-10:10PM, or on demand 
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16714

This course helps develop the skills to design, fund, and implement renewable energy projects in the United States and around the world. It is aimed at anyone who would like to understand the relationship between energy and the environment, but is particularly helpful for energy developers and current or future professionals in...

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ENVR E-101. Introduction to Sustainability and Environmental Management

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Lindi Dorothee von Mutius
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T 
  • Time: 5:50-7:50PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 11925

This course surveys the scientific and policy principles of sustainability and environmental management and connects these principles to current issues and case studies including human health, air and water pollution, toxics and waste management, resource and ecosystem health, climate change, social and environmental...

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ENVR E-107. Natural Resource Materials: Origins and Issues

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Jennifer Cole
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 5:50-7:50PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16636

This course is a geologic and environmental treatment of the materials used in everyday life. We discuss how these materials are obtained from Earth, what the sustainability impacts are, how much energy is involved, what possible impacts on human health occur from using these materials, and how we might use more intensive recycling redesign to...

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ENVR E-118C. Pursuing Sustainability in the Travel and Tourism Sector

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Wendy Purcell
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: W
  • Time: 3:00-5:00PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16642

Travel and tourism (T&T) accounts for over ten percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). However, its negative impacts on people and the planet require sustainability initiatives, which can be positioned as a strategic driver in a sector that has enormous potential to drive fulfilment of the United Nations sustainable development...

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ENVR E-138A. Making the Sustainable Investing Case

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Graham Sinclair
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Th 
  • Time: 8:10-10:10PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 26244

Sustainable investing—investing that purposefully integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into valuation—is not a new concept but has seen a dramatic rise in the past decade. Sustainable investing assets now account for US $17.1 trillion of total US assets under management. In 2020, 53 new ESG-branded funds opened in the USA...

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ENVR E-238. Sustainability and Impact Investments

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Carlos Alberto Vargas
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: T
  • Time: 5:30-7:30PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 26232

Do environment, social, and governance (ESG) criteria influence a firm's financial performance, and if so, how? What are impact investments and how should they be assessed? Sustainable finance has evolved and is now a relevant topic in the global finance agenda. This course studies this evolution from the perspective of sustainability investments...

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2021 Apr 14

Images of a Warming Planet

5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Harvard Extenstion School Environmental Club will host world renown photographer Ashley Cooper as he speaks about his lifelong mission to show the devastating effects of climate change and his book, Images from a Warming Planet.... Read more about Images of a Warming Planet

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