HADM 4500: Sustainable Development

Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: fundamental knowledge of sustainability principles required, prior introductory sustainability course preferred. Enrollment limited to: juniors and seniors. Graduate students must enroll in HADM 6500. Co-meets with HADM 6500.


  • Jeanne Varney (jmv59) - Spring 2024


An advanced, experiential learning course in which students are primarily tasked to work directly with hospitality companies to solve real sustainability-related issues in the marketplace. Projects are related to the greening of current operations (operational), the refurbishment of existing assets and properties (brownfield), and the establishment of new businesses (Greenfield). The goal is to help students develop and refine critical analysis and decision-making skills related to hospitality management and sustainability through hands-on learning experiences. Short weekend practicum trip required.