RCRL Classes and Programs

RCRL Classes and Programs

RCRL Courses and Programs

RCRL Teaching Fellows Program

Wege Prize Competition

PSE&G Green Teams Internship Program


Degrees and Classes

Degree Programs

Some classes around campus relating to RCRL themes (check for updates!):

  • ECON 04210 Environmental Economics
  • ENST 94102 Human Nature: Introduction to Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • ENST 94202 Sustainability Assessment
  • ENST 94301 Environmental Ethics
  • ENST 94303 Environmental Advocacy
  • ENST 94501 Sustainable Commerce (graduate)
  • ENST 94502 Sustainability Assessment (graduate)
  • ENST 94503 Perspectives on Environmental Regulation, Policy, and Law (graduate)
  • ENST 94504 Topics in Sustainability Innovation and Problem Solving (graduate)
  • GEOG 16301 Natural Resources, Capitalism, and Society
  • HIST 05373 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • HIST 05422 Women in American History
  • HIST 05425 History of Feminisms
  • JRN 02319 Media Ethics
  • MGT 06346 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 04510 Professional, Legal, and Managerial Responsibilities (graduate)
  • MGT 98242 Legal Environment of Business
  • POSC 07311 Women and American Politics
  • POSC 07323 Politics of Race, Poverty and Welfare in the US
  • POSC 07340 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • POSC 07385 Environmental Policy
  • PHIL 09222 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 09240 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 09346 Feminist Ethics
  • PHIL XXXXX Applied Ethics (graduate, new course)
  • SOC 08230 Sociology of Minority Groups
  • SOC 08330 Social Stratification
  • SOC 08370 Sociology of Women in Society
  • SOC 08400 Environment, Policy & Society
  • SOC 08493 Seminar on Gender Roles
  • SOC 08442 Environmental Justice: Race, Class, and Gender
  • SOC 08642 Global Environmental Justice and Social Change (graduate)

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Project-Based Learning at Rowan (check back for updates!)


RCRL Teaching Fellows Program

The Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership is dedicated to examining the relationships between business and society. In particular, the mission of the Center is to support the values of social responsibility, sustainability, and organizational ethics among students, faculty and community partners through the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles of Responsible Management Education. While the Center also supports scholarly research and public engagement, the purpose of the RCRL Teaching Fellows program is to help faculty integrate discussion, assignments, and analysis of responsible leadership focus areas into their courses.

RCRL Faculty Fellows will develop ‘learning modules’ – collections of pedagogical materials focused around a single issue, concept, or question – that can be readily adapted and integrated by college faculty into their courses. For example, a faculty fellow might have an interest in the ethics of corporate diversity initiatives; or, the social impacts of mass tourism on host countries; or perhaps the environmental impacts of cryptocurrencies and other emerging financial products. These are not specific target areas but rather illustrations of the type of interdisciplinary business-in-society topics that the Center is focused on.

We are pleased to announce that our Teaching Fellows for calendar year 2020 are Gary Thompson (Chemical Engineering) for his project, "Sustainable Engineering of Distillation Separation Processes"; and the team of Ted Howell (Writing Arts) and Scott Streiner (Experiential Engineering Education) for their project, "Sustainable Development Goals and Local Sustainability at Rowan and Surrounding South Jersey”.


Wege Prize Competition

The Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership is proud to support participation in the Wege Prize competition!

The Wege Prize (rhymes with “egg-ee”) is a competition for undergraduate and graduate students looking to build a better future. Participants will collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work. In particular, the 2021 competition is focused on the transition from a linear — throw-away — society to a circular economy with less waste, better design, and greater attention to environmental impacts.

In addition to being a great experience — you can win up to $30,000 in prizes! The competition is open to students from any major, including graduate students, who are interested in sustainability issues. You will work with Rowan faculty to put together an application to the program.

To get on the email list about participating in the Wege Prize, please complete the online form here: https://forms.gle/4iKTie3nyp6Hx6KM7 no later than October 6th, 2020.

Faculty, the Wege Prize is a great framework for learning about sustainability and the “circular economy” concept — check out the resources page for more info (http://www.wegeprize.org/#resources)!


PSE&G Green Teams Internship Program

RCRL is proud to represent Rowan University as part of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability and to serve as the conduit for student participation in the PSE&G Institute for Sustainability Studies Green Teams internship program. This is an excellent, (paid) residential summer program that connects diverse student teams with corporate and civic clients seeking sustainability solutions.