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Ethics of Sustainability New

Course Description

Course Description

The objective of this course is to answer this: How must the real estate profession change to make itself relevant to what will prove to be a radically more challenging future? This course will explore in detail the workings of human ecosystems, what it takes to achieve long – term sustainability and well – being, how we are falling short, and the role of an ethical, environmentally responsible real estate professional in helping turn things around.

Content Outline:

  • Structure and Function of Human Ecosystems: Part I
  • Structure and Function of Human Ecosystems: Part II
  • Strategies for Sustainability: Part I
  • Strategies for Sustainability: Part II
  • Sustainability: Part I
  • Sustainability: Part II
  • Professional Ethics for a Sustainable World: Part I
  • Professional Ethics for a Sustainable World: Part II

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the rationale for a human ecology curriculum; Describe how the real estate profession will need to change to make itself relevant to what will prove to be a radically more challenging future; Summarize the scientific perspective on human ecosystems
  • Explain the concept of productivity in human ecosystems; Identify the motivation for productive behavior; Discuss the ecological order; Summarize the economic order; Describe social productivity
  • Discuss the importance of sustainability strategies; Explain the community strategy; Summarize the role of mitigating conflicts in sustainability; Define sociality, empathy, altruism; Discuss the importance of stability and predictability; List the real estate classifications
  • Summarize the importance of experimentation and adaptation; Identify the role of leadership in sustainability; Discuss productive investment; Define resource efficiencies; Recall effective long – term human ecosystem monitoring data
  • Define sustainability and equity; Describe how to assess unsustainability by looking at the global food supply and climate change
  • Discuss the effects of climate change; Identify the problems regarding the global energy and water supply; Define stewardship
  • Describe the historical concept of a professional; Explain why real estate agents should learn about sustainability; Discuss the importance of professional ethics; Summarize real estate history
  • Discuss the history and future of real estate; Describe the interaction between ethics, sustainability, and the real estate profession

State Requirements

Our real estate CE courses meet the requirements of the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC). Take your 24-hour Georgia real estate continuing education now. All licensees who have a license number above 100,000 are required to take continuing education during a four-year renewal period to renew their licenses. A renewal period begins four years prior to the current renewal due date. For instance, your renewal date is March 31, 2006. You must complete your CE requirements between April 1, 2002 and March 31, 2006. All CE courses completed outside the renewal period will not be credited.



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