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Spencer Phillips

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Global Development Studies
Office location and address
102 Amphitheater Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
GSVS 2150: Global Sustainability
Credits: 3
This integrated and interdisciplinary course provides foundational knowledge on the multifaceted aspects of both problems and solutions related to sustainability, and challenges participants to deepen their understanding of global sustainability issues through a real-world, collaborative Think Global/ Act Local project.
GSVS 3559: New Course in Global Environments and Sustainability
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Global Environments and Sustainability, in Global Studies.
COMM 3880: Global Sustainability
Credits: 3
This interdisciplinary course will explore the complex choices in environmental policy and management by examining and integrating three relevant perspectives: environmental science, ethics and economics. Environmental science provides a basic understanding of the impacts of human activities on the environment. Economic analysis focuses on the relevant benefits and costs. Ethics addresses the conflicts of values involved in decisions about the environment. The balancing of environmental and economic costs and benefits, coupled with human beliefs about what is 'right' or 'wrong,' is at the heart of the environmental decision-making process. The process is complex because it involves a diverse set of stakeholders with differing perspectives and objectives. A case study approach will be used to examine the wide range of scientific, historical, cultural, ethical and legal dimensions of environmental issues.
GSVS 4559: New Course in Global Environments & Sustainability
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Global Environments and Sustainability, in Global Studies.
ARCH 5150: Global Sustainability
Credits: 3
Earth's ecosystems are unraveling at an unprecedented rate, threatening human wellbeing & posing substantial challenges to contemporary society. Designing sustainable practices, institutions, & technologies for a resource-constrained world is our greatest challenge. This integrated and interdisciplinary course prepares students to understand,innovate & lead the efforts necessary to engage in this task. Graduate course will have additional course requirements.