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Global and Regional Sustainability

Undergraduate | MUR-ENV245 | 2024

Dig deep to unearth the social and economic factors impacting the scope and scale of sustainability worldwide. Identify threats and causes. Explore strategies for global governance. Debate evidence-based sustainability choices and challenges. 

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Global and Regional Sustainability

About this subject

  • The primary objective of this subject is to examine the many interacting factors that constitute sustainability issues and to understand some of the ways we can move to greater sustainability by actions at scales ranging from local to global.

    After completing this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe how socio-economic and ecological dimensions interact and the significance of integrated responses to enhance sustainability.
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the significance of and interaction between global, regional and local scales for sustainability issues.
    3. critically analyse interconnections between environmental conditions and human values, practices, institutions.
    4. use these skills and knowledge to suggest and critique practical actions and policies that enhance sustainability.
    5. engage openly in critical, evidence-based discussion of sustainability challenges and options.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-SUS212 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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