New Indicators of Well-Being & Sustainability

Course Description

Explore new ways to better measure human development, comprehensive wealth and sustainability beyond standard economic indicators such as income and GDP. Examine how new indicators shape global, national and local policy worldwide. Well-being topics include health, happiness, trust, inequality and governance. Sustainability topics include sustainable development, environmental performance indicators, material flow analysis and decoupling, and inclusive wealth indicators. Students will build their own indicator of well-being and sustainability for a term paper.

Course Details

  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
  • Cross-Listings: CEE 271F
  • Limited Enrollment Details: High school students must have consent of instructor in order to enroll.
  • Intensive Studies: This course is offered as part of the Environmental and Water Studies Intensive. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.

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