Courses - Faculty of Science


Sustainability

Stage I

SUSTAIN 100
15 Points

SUSTAIN 100G
15 Points

Sustainability and Us

What is sustainability? Discussion of what ‘sustainability’ means, its underpinning values, and the role individuals and organisations play in creating solutions. Students work in groups to investigate a sustainability issue on campus and design a solution, which they present via a film, poster, presentation or model. Examines sustainability issues - water and overpopulation.

Stage II

SUSTAIN 200
15 Points

The Sustainable Community

What is the sustainable community? The nature of complex social and ecological systems is unpacked, with a particular focus on the community. Students work in groups to design a game that shows a social or ecological system in play. The issues of food and inequality are considered in depth.

Stage III

SUSTAIN 300
15 Points

A Sustainable World

Is it possible to have a sustainable global system? The course focuses on large scale social institutions including politics, the media, national and international law and economics. Students work in groups to identify and present real world case-studies that show good sustainability practice within an institution of their choice. The issues of atmosphere and human rights are discussed in depth.

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