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- 27 Sep 2021
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the challenges of social and environmental sustainability through reflecting on your day to day activities and choices
- Explain why some social and environment problems require interdisciplinary forms of critical thinking
- Document the impact of a change in your daily life on an identified sustainability indicator
- Defining sustainability
- Histories of sustainability
- Sustainability and everyday life
- Sustainability and food
- Ethical consumption
- Communicating sustainability
- The power of images
- Telling nature's stories
- Getting involved
- Sustability literacies
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
Sustainability is a central concept for communities pursuing social and economic goals within ecological limits. Yet the different ways sustainability is defined, communicated and enacted reflects the wide range of underlying values, perspectives and priorities at stake.
In this subject, students will explore the rich history and literature of sustainability, including the formation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. By exploring the concept across economic, social and ecological thinking, students will develop the sustainability literacy required to think critically about sustainability in their own lives and in their communities so they are better equipped to communicate sustainability to diverse audiences.
Employing practical skills in stakeholder engagement, narrative and visual communication, students will develop their research and communication skills to implement a sustainability solution in their local communities.
- Participation Portfolio and Reflection (30%)
- Stakeholder Analysis (30%)
- Solution Report (40%)
Current study term: 26 Sep 21 to 12 Dec 21
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