Sustainability, Ecology and Communities
Approach sustainable development from conceptual, practical and policy perspectives. Define sustainable governing practices. Discover how to foster change in individuals, organisations and communities. See how policy can aid ecological sustainability.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts and theories of Systems thinking and Resilience thinking and their application to sustainability
- discuss the multiple inter-disciplinary perspectives which can be brought to bear in responding imaginatively to sustainability problems and in developing sustainability solutions
- analyse the range of tools and processes to implement sustainability through Government, Business and Community sectors
- develop coherent sustainability solutions, based on a range of policy tools and a range of models of change
- work both independently, and collaboratively and respectfully with a range of people
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Introduction to Systems Thinking
- Applying Systems Thinking to Sustainability
- Applying Systems Thinking to the Socio-Ecological System – Resilience
- A systems approach to implementing sustainability through Government
- Tool: Planning & Policy-Making for Sustainability
- Taking it further: Participation and Partnerships for Sustainability
- A systems approach to implementing sustainability in Business
- Tool: Measuring and Assessing Sustainability
- Taking it further: Innovation and Leadership for Sustainability
- A systems approach to implementing sustainability in Civil Society
- Tool: Behaviour Change in Communities and Individuals
- Taking it further: Visioning and Actioning a Sustainable Future
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-SUS214 (Not currently available)
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as SUS214 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities.
This subject develops knowledge of the conceptual, practical and policy aspects of sustainable development. The subject focuses on the implementation of sustainability at a local and sub-national level. Systems thinking and resilience are presented as key tools to both understand sustainability problems and develop sustainability solutions within socio-ecological systems. The implementation of sustainability is then explored through governance, business and civil society approaches.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Timed Online Exam (30%)
- Participation (10%)
- Project Report 1 (30%)
- Project Report 2 (30%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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