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Management of Technology Minor

Technological Leadership Institute
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Suite 290 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55455 Phone: 612-624-5747 Fax: 612- 624-7510
Email: mot@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The management of technology minor program is administered by the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) in the College of Science and Engineering. The program integrates the fields of technology and management, allowing students in science and engineering majors to develop understanding and expertise in business principles. The curriculum includes basic business knowledge, with an emphasis on technology-intensive organizations. Topics include strategy, finance, marketing, intellectual property, innovation, and technology planning. Each class will include exercises that inform students on those business topics, and give them an opportunity to practice the fundamental skills of communications, teamwork and project management.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
A bachelor's degree in an engineering, science, or other technology-related field from an accredited program.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants for the minor must be enrolled in a graduate-level degree program at the University of Minnesota and have director of graduate studies approval.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
The MOT minor requires two core courses for a total of 4 credits. The remaining credits can be taken from the list of approved electives. MOT minor courses cannot be counted towards the master of science in management of technology degree requirements.
Core Courses
MOT 5001 - Technological Business Fundamentals (2.0 cr)
MOT 5002 - Creating Technological Innovation (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Electives
Other courses may be chosen in consultation with the director of graduate studies
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MOT 5003 - Technological Business Planning Workshop (1.0 cr)
· ENTR 6020 - Business Formation (4.0 cr)
· ENTR 6036 - Managing the Growing Business (2.0 cr)
· HSCI 5401 - Ethics in Science and Technology (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 5421 - Engineering Ethics (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 6040 - Information Technology Management (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 6423 - Enterprise Systems (2.0 cr)
· IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I (2.0 cr)
· IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr)
· IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
· MBA 6110 - Leading Others (2.0 cr)
· MBA 6300 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
· ME 8221 - New Product Design and Business Development I (4.0 cr)
· ME 8222 - New Product Design and Business Development II (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6040 - Competing Globally (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6305 - The International Environment of Business (4.0 cr)
· MILI 3589 - Medical Technology and Society [TS] (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5741 - Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (1.5 cr)
Doctoral
Electives
Other courses may be chosen in consultation with the director of graduate studies
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MOT 5003 - Technological Business Planning Workshop (1.0 cr)
· ENTR 6020 - Business Formation (4.0 cr)
· ENTR 6036 - Managing the Growing Business (2.0 cr)
· HSCI 5401 - Ethics in Science and Technology (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 5421 - Engineering Ethics (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 6040 - Information Technology Management (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 6423 - Enterprise Systems (2.0 cr)
· IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I (2.0 cr)
· IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr)
· IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
· MBA 6110 - Leading Others (2.0 cr)
· MBA 6300 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
· ME 8221 - New Product Design and Business Development I (4.0 cr)
· ME 8222 - New Product Design and Business Development II (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6040 - Competing Globally (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6305 - The International Environment of Business (4.0 cr)
· MILI 3589 - Medical Technology and Society [TS] (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5741 - Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (1.5 cr)
 
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MOT 5001 - Technological Business Fundamentals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basics of operations, strategy, decision-making in technology-driven business. Market opportunity assessment, finance/financial decision-making, organizational roles. Work in teams to analyze aspects of business opportunity. prereq: Degree seeking or non-degree graduate students
MOT 5002 - Creating Technological Innovation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course provides students with techniques to create new ideas, and lead an organization to bring them successfully to market. It will include examples of the dynamics of technological industries, and technology strategies. Topics include effective practices to generate ideas, processes to move them to market, and intellectual property. Students will work in teams to develop a strategy to commercialize a new technology. prereq: Degree seeking or non-degree graduate students.
MOT 5003 - Technological Business Planning Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applies lessons of 5001 or 5002 directly to technology of the student's choosing, possibly thesis topic. Aspects of strategic technology plan or business plan, culminating in presentation of plan. Must be taken in parallel with 5001 or 5002. prereq: Degree seeking or non-degree graduate students. Student must also enroll for MOT 5001 or MOT 5002.
ENTR 6020 - Business Formation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Entr 6020/Mgmt 6020
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business formation from concept development through startup. Business concept, plan, forecast, and budget. Resource markets/assembly. Problems/opportunities from concept stage through establishment of viable business. Cases, exercises, projects, business plans, guest speakers. prereq: MBA student
ENTR 6036 - Managing the Growing Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Challenges posed by rapid growth/change in independent startups. Infrastructure development, radical changes in strategy, continuous needs for substantial additional resources. Emphasizes analysis of factors accelerating/impeding growth and review/creation of growth strategies. Integration of concepts from strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and human resource management. prereq: MBA student
HSCI 5401 - Ethics in Science and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSci 3401/5401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical issues involving ethics in science. Ethical problems posed by modern science/technology, including nuclear energy, chemical industry, and information technologies.
HSCI 5421 - Engineering Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01851
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Engineering ethics in historical context, including the rise of professional engineering societies; ethical problems in engineering research and engineers' public responsibility; ethical implications of advanced engineering systems such as the production of nuclear weapons; development of codes of ethics in engineering.
IDSC 6040 - Information Technology Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00760 - IDSc 6040/MBA 6240
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Management of information systems, information technology (IT) in global organization. Strategic uses of IT. Alignment of IT, organizational strategy, internet/Web technologies, e-commerce customer services. Integration of e-business applications, interorganizational systems, systems implementation. Management of information as resource. Lecture, case analysis, classroom discussion. Prereq MBA student.
IDSC 6423 - Enterprise Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Requirements of architectures of information systems that help integrate business processes and optimize performance across diverse organizations/divisions. Capabilities of information systems in enterprise integration and supply chain management. Linkages necessary between information systems and business processes.
IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of systems-level thinking/techniques in context of an integrated, design-oriented framework. Elements of systems engineering process, including lifecycle, concurrent, and global engineering. Framework for engineering large-scale, complex systems. How specific techniques fit into framework. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cash flow streams, interest rates, fixed income securities. Evaluating investment alternatives, capital budgeting, dynamic cash flow process. Mean-variance portfolio selection, Capital Asset Pricing Model, utility maximization, risk aversion. Derivative securities, asset dynamics, basic option pricing theory. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
MBA 6110 - Leading Others
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Achieving organizational goals by leading in ways that create motivation, engagement, commitment, positive social interactions, and job performance. Understanding and managing the characteristics of organizations, work groups, and individuals. The role of group dynamics, decision making, cooperation, conflict, and power in leading others.
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the concepts and techniques used to create and implement a sense of corporate direction; choices about products and markets that involve the integration of different functional areas; positioning a business to increase returns for shareholders and stakeholders; the skills involved in identifying issues, evaluating options, and implementing business plans. prereq: MBA student
ME 8221 - New Product Design and Business Development I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00391
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. ME 8222 must be taken in sequence the same year. prereq: CSE grad student, some design experience
ME 8222 - New Product Design and Business Development II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: BMEn 8402/Entr 6087/ME 8222
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. Must be taken in sequence with 8221 the same year. prereq: 8221
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Art/science of securing agreements between two or more parties who are interdependent and seek to maximize their own outcomes. Individual, group, organizational behavior. Theory/process of negotiations applied to problems faced by managers/professionals. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6040 - Competing Globally
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Dealing with enormous complexity in competitive environment, in strategy, and in organizations. Focuses on strategic/organizational issues in managing across borders. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02089 - HRIR 6484/Mgmt 6084
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Factors that influence performance and well-being of groups in organizations. Group dynamics, norms, culture, structure, leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving. Managing dynamics, learning, performance, and creativity of groups. Intergroup relations, incentives, and effect of environment.
MGMT 6305 - The International Environment of Business
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to international trade/finance theory and political economy. Institutional governance of international trade/monetary policy, differences in political-economic/sociocultural systems, implications for managerial decision-making. prereq: MBA student
MILI 3589 - Medical Technology and Society (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course Description Innovations in medical technologies are one of the leading areas of economic growth in the world. Whether new technologies take the form of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, information technology of some combination of these innovations, the opportunities for both private enterprise and social welfare are substantial. However, these innovations are not without cost, and require reimbursement from either a privately or publicly financed health care delivery system. Thus, the demand for the evaluation of new medical technologies continues to grow as new treatments are developed and health care costs continue to rise. This course aims to provide knowledge of the skills, data, and methodology required to critically evaluate new medical technologies from a social perspective as well as from a business perspective in order to meet financial investment and regulatory compliance objectives. The course will provide an introduction to the analytic tool kit needed to critically evaluate new medical technologies including: 1. Understanding regulatory pathways such as the FDA approval 2. Understanding the U.S. payment policy & reimbursement for medical technology 3. Assessing unmet needs and the relevant market for the technology 4. Evaluating the social and economic value to convince payers to cover and reimburse the technology 5. Recognizing provider, healthcare organization and market-level factors that influence adoption of new medical technologies. Throughout the course, students will work on team-based hands-on exercises that will provide them gain further understanding of the impact of medical technology from the perspectives of an innovator, a regulator, a payer, a public entity, and consumers of the medical technology including physicians, hospitals, health systems and patients.
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
PA 5741 - Risk, Resilience and Decision Making
Credits: 1.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interplay between risk analysis, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
MOT 5003 - Technological Business Planning Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applies lessons of 5001 or 5002 directly to technology of the student's choosing, possibly thesis topic. Aspects of strategic technology plan or business plan, culminating in presentation of plan. Must be taken in parallel with 5001 or 5002. prereq: Degree seeking or non-degree graduate students. Student must also enroll for MOT 5001 or MOT 5002.
ENTR 6020 - Business Formation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Entr 6020/Mgmt 6020
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business formation from concept development through startup. Business concept, plan, forecast, and budget. Resource markets/assembly. Problems/opportunities from concept stage through establishment of viable business. Cases, exercises, projects, business plans, guest speakers. prereq: MBA student
ENTR 6036 - Managing the Growing Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Challenges posed by rapid growth/change in independent startups. Infrastructure development, radical changes in strategy, continuous needs for substantial additional resources. Emphasizes analysis of factors accelerating/impeding growth and review/creation of growth strategies. Integration of concepts from strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and human resource management. prereq: MBA student
HSCI 5401 - Ethics in Science and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSci 3401/5401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical issues involving ethics in science. Ethical problems posed by modern science/technology, including nuclear energy, chemical industry, and information technologies.
HSCI 5421 - Engineering Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01851
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Engineering ethics in historical context, including the rise of professional engineering societies; ethical problems in engineering research and engineers' public responsibility; ethical implications of advanced engineering systems such as the production of nuclear weapons; development of codes of ethics in engineering.
IDSC 6040 - Information Technology Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00760 - IDSc 6040/MBA 6240
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Management of information systems, information technology (IT) in global organization. Strategic uses of IT. Alignment of IT, organizational strategy, internet/Web technologies, e-commerce customer services. Integration of e-business applications, interorganizational systems, systems implementation. Management of information as resource. Lecture, case analysis, classroom discussion. Prereq MBA student.
IDSC 6423 - Enterprise Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Requirements of architectures of information systems that help integrate business processes and optimize performance across diverse organizations/divisions. Capabilities of information systems in enterprise integration and supply chain management. Linkages necessary between information systems and business processes.
IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of systems-level thinking/techniques in context of an integrated, design-oriented framework. Elements of systems engineering process, including lifecycle, concurrent, and global engineering. Framework for engineering large-scale, complex systems. How specific techniques fit into framework. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cash flow streams, interest rates, fixed income securities. Evaluating investment alternatives, capital budgeting, dynamic cash flow process. Mean-variance portfolio selection, Capital Asset Pricing Model, utility maximization, risk aversion. Derivative securities, asset dynamics, basic option pricing theory. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
MBA 6110 - Leading Others
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Achieving organizational goals by leading in ways that create motivation, engagement, commitment, positive social interactions, and job performance. Understanding and managing the characteristics of organizations, work groups, and individuals. The role of group dynamics, decision making, cooperation, conflict, and power in leading others.
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the concepts and techniques used to create and implement a sense of corporate direction; choices about products and markets that involve the integration of different functional areas; positioning a business to increase returns for shareholders and stakeholders; the skills involved in identifying issues, evaluating options, and implementing business plans. prereq: MBA student
ME 8221 - New Product Design and Business Development I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00391
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. ME 8222 must be taken in sequence the same year. prereq: CSE grad student, some design experience
ME 8222 - New Product Design and Business Development II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: BMEn 8402/Entr 6087/ME 8222
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. Must be taken in sequence with 8221 the same year. prereq: 8221
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Art/science of securing agreements between two or more parties who are interdependent and seek to maximize their own outcomes. Individual, group, organizational behavior. Theory/process of negotiations applied to problems faced by managers/professionals. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6040 - Competing Globally
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Dealing with enormous complexity in competitive environment, in strategy, and in organizations. Focuses on strategic/organizational issues in managing across borders. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02089 - HRIR 6484/Mgmt 6084
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Factors that influence performance and well-being of groups in organizations. Group dynamics, norms, culture, structure, leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving. Managing dynamics, learning, performance, and creativity of groups. Intergroup relations, incentives, and effect of environment.
MGMT 6305 - The International Environment of Business
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to international trade/finance theory and political economy. Institutional governance of international trade/monetary policy, differences in political-economic/sociocultural systems, implications for managerial decision-making. prereq: MBA student
MILI 3589 - Medical Technology and Society (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course Description Innovations in medical technologies are one of the leading areas of economic growth in the world. Whether new technologies take the form of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, information technology of some combination of these innovations, the opportunities for both private enterprise and social welfare are substantial. However, these innovations are not without cost, and require reimbursement from either a privately or publicly financed health care delivery system. Thus, the demand for the evaluation of new medical technologies continues to grow as new treatments are developed and health care costs continue to rise. This course aims to provide knowledge of the skills, data, and methodology required to critically evaluate new medical technologies from a social perspective as well as from a business perspective in order to meet financial investment and regulatory compliance objectives. The course will provide an introduction to the analytic tool kit needed to critically evaluate new medical technologies including: 1. Understanding regulatory pathways such as the FDA approval 2. Understanding the U.S. payment policy & reimbursement for medical technology 3. Assessing unmet needs and the relevant market for the technology 4. Evaluating the social and economic value to convince payers to cover and reimburse the technology 5. Recognizing provider, healthcare organization and market-level factors that influence adoption of new medical technologies. Throughout the course, students will work on team-based hands-on exercises that will provide them gain further understanding of the impact of medical technology from the perspectives of an innovator, a regulator, a payer, a public entity, and consumers of the medical technology including physicians, hospitals, health systems and patients.
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
PA 5741 - Risk, Resilience and Decision Making
Credits: 1.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interplay between risk analysis, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent