Tally up the greatest sustainability issues facing the world today. Predict what problems may arise in the future. Gain a theoretical perspective on topics such as population, climate and food production. Formulate your own policy solutions.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
analyse and critically evaluate issues of social justice and social responsibility of the individual, the community, business and government in the light of sustainability goals
analyse and synthesise expert information through the lenses of social, biological, cultural and economic interdependence of global life
work individually and collaboratively to use, maintain and develop expert knowledge about sustainability in terms of theoretical, conceptual and methodological elements, showing intellectual independence, creativity and responsibility
communicate orally and in writing theoretical propositions, methodologies and findings in a way that is appropriate for audience and purpose
create innovative policy solutions through the application of research skills, practical experience and understanding beyond a single discipline
demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity.
This subject was previously known as SCP521 Topics in Sustainability.
This subject enables students to understand, reflect and investigate some of the main sustainability problems that the world faces now and in the future, including the relationships between these issues, and to research an put into professional practice the newly developed knowledge and skill.
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