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This seminar introduces students to the major contributions of the field of science and technology studies (STS) to the analysis of politics and policymaking in democratic societies. The objective is to expand students' understanding of the ways in which science and technology participate in the...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
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...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Energy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Human activity is changing the atmosphere and altering terrestrial and marine ecosystems on a global scale. Evidence is mounting that these changes may already be having serious effects on human health, and there is growing concern that in coming decades the effects could be catastrophic. This...
Research Areas: Climate, Human Health
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
The course provides an overview of environmental impact assessment to design, evaluate, and replicate sustainable projects and programs. The course develops the tools to assess natural resources protection, improvements in population health, positive social impacts and poverty reduction, and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
The oceans contain 97 percent of the Earth's water, and host the most disparate ecosystems on the planet. This course provides an introduction to deep sea ocean habitats, animals, and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment, as well as...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
The course provides each participant with a guided immersion in the processes of heuristic question formulation, objective research design, and implementation. Included are hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis, writing, revision, and final dissemination. Individual meetings of each...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
The course will provide a survey of the global food and agribusiness system. While studying the management problems of farmers, processors, branded consumer goods manufacturers and food retailers, we will consider consumer trends, technological advances, public policy issues, food safety, and risk...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Business School
Season: Spring
Reviews the methods used to characterize environmental and occupational exposures. Presents approaches for biologically based exposure assessment matched to epidemiologic designs. Emphasizes evaluation of scientific literature. Course Activities: Students will critique 4 case study papers....
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Overview of Occupational and Environmental Medicine including: the diagnosis and management of illnesses following exposure to specific workplace substances, environmental and community hazards, such as asbestos, lead, organic solvents, and vibration; methods of diagnosis of early organ system...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Explores contemporary understandings and practical implications of the idea of sustainable development. Investigates the meanings and measures that different groups have given to "sustainable development;" scientific understanding of the complex social-environmental systems we seek to develop...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
This course is focused on aspects of environmental engineering related to the fate, transport, and control of pollution in surface water ecosystems. Course modules will cover ecological impacts of environmental contaminants; surface water aspects of engineering hydrology, including rainfall-runoff...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Principles governing energy generation and interconversion. Current and projected world energy use. Selected important current and anticipated future technologies for energy generation, interconversion, storage, and end usage.Note: This course must be taken Sat/Unsat. Cannot be used for SEAS...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
Advanced Water Treatment will give students detailed instruction in emerging technologies for municipal wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, wastewater reclamation and reuse, desalination, and groundwater remediation. The course will begin by introducing wastewater quality,...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
Introduction to the mechanics of fluids and solids, organized around earth and environmental phenomena. Conservation laws, stress, deformation and flow. Inviscid fluids and ocean gravity waves; Coriolis dominated large scale flows. Viscosity and groundwater seepage; convective cells; boundary...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
This course provides a cross-disciplinary overview of environmental science and how research contributes to public policy and human health risk assessment through a case study of a global pollution issue: lead biogeochemistry. The scientific foundations of environmental research methods are...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Human Health
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
This course will focus on physical principles underlying semiconductor devices: electrons and holes in semiconductors, energies and bandgaps, transport properties of electrons and holes, p-n junctions, transistors, light emitting diodes, lasers, solar cells and thermoelectric devices.Prerequisite:...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
The course will provide an overview of the solid state device physics and p-n junction operation necessary to understand the operation. Several different solar architectures will be discussed including crystalline and amorphous silicon, multijunction, CdTe, CIGS, organic, dye sensitized as well as...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
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 provides a systematic introduction to the energy system for students in engineering and applied sciences. Students should gain a working understanding of the some of the most important energy technologies, from prime movers--gas turbines, steam cycles, and reciprocating engines--to...
Research Areas: Energy
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
This course examines the political challenges posed by global warming from both an empirical and a normative perspective. Drawing on a broad array of readings, we investigate why the global community has done so little to combat climate change; what kinds of domestic and international institutions...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
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: Fall
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
The Making Rights Real clinic will build on a partnership between Professor White, Harvard law students, and a network of Ghanaian Human Rights / Development organizations which began in 2002. Each year this team plans and implements clinical activities, which focus on a dimension of economic and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Human Health, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

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