Students learn about sustainable development and risk management through action learning – applying concepts to real world organizations and discussing ideas with peers.
To help students cultivate the skills necessary to develop a risk management and sustainability program in an organization at the community level in a way that continually improves the organization's ability to meet its objectives over the long term in an uncertain world. These skills include (but are not limited to) knowing how:
Students provided feedback on the highlights of lecture (Roses) and confusing concepts (Thorns) through a weekly online form, providing students with time for reflection and instructors with the ability to address areas of confusion.
Overview: In this activity, students will be able to map the history of a student/campus organization, in which they are involved. In doing so, students will relate the development of their specific organization to the wider trends surrounding civic engagement and education covered in the assigned readings throughout the semester.
Overview: In this activity students will discuss, in groups, discursive violence by responding to a specific prompt situated in different, real-world scenarios where discursive violence is taking place.
This was a semester long project. Throughout the semester, graduate students (many of whom had little previous exposure to the course material) studied the history of Chinese music theory, the Jesuit missionaries who transmitted it back to western Europe, and the reception of Chinese culture there in the 18th century. The website commemorating the exhibit and giving more information can be found at hcs.harvard.edu/soundingchina
How should Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak respond to the massive protests plaguing his country? This in-class simulation requires students to adopt Egyptian and international actors' perspectives to aid President Mubarak's decision making. … Read more about Egypt Protest Simulation