Review Comment

[SUMA K4190] Economics of Sustainability Management

September 13, 2011

Bose, Satyajit Silver_nugget
[SUMA K4190] Economics of Sustainability Management

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I took Professor Bose's Economics of Sustainability Management class in the first semester he was teaching, Fall 2010. Professor Bose cared a great deal about his students and had consistently made himself available in office hours. It is a challenge to teach economics to students with a great range of background in the area and I think as the semster progressed, Bose improved in his style. From other students who had taken his class in the following semester it seems that he continues to just get better. I thoroughly enjoyed the class - but I did find group problem sets somewhat difficult. The problem sets themselve are difficult, but also working in large groups to agree on a single answer for each question was a challenge. I think it would be better if you could work on your own problem set but then meet in groups / with friends to help each other out. Regardless, the problem sets were very helpful towards studying for the midterm - which was harder than expected, but overall I think it was fair. The group project at the end of class was a great experience and an effective means of incorporating the principles of economics learned in the semester with the real life issues of sustainability being studied.

Workload:

A lot of readings, only some of them were helpful. I would recommend skimming. The problem sets are tough, but they are in groups - so it is up to you to make sure you understand the problems and are not relying on others. This is generally time consuming to coordinate the answers. There is also a midterm and then a group project: presentation and paper for the final.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
DVSP / SUMA DVSP SUMA K4190: Economics of Sustainability Management 2012 Fall / 2
DVSP / SUMA DVSP SUMA K4190: Economics of Sustainability Management 2012 Fall / 1
DVSP / SUMA DVSP SUMA K4190: Economics of Sustainability Management Satyajit Bose 2012 Spring W / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1
DVSP / SUMA DVSP SUMA K4190: Economics of Sustainability Management Satyajit Bose 2012 Summer TR / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1
DVSP / SUMA DVSP SUMA K4190: Economics of Sustainability Management Satyajit Bose 2010 Fall M / 6:10- 8:00 PM 1