SUSTAINABILITY

BUS2SUS

2016

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the concept of sustainability, and a systems approach to understanding the complex interactions between the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary team perspective to the researching, analysis and problem-solving aspects of creating positive change for sustainability. In teams, you are required to critique, design and present an action plan aimed at resolving a sustainability issue that has impacts now and for future generations. This subject provides you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOnline reading listPrescribedSwati NagpalLa Trobe University Library

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the interplay between the social, environmental and economic pillars of sustainability.

Activities:
Group assignment and individual presentation, weekly online quizzes, Individual research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Recognise the need for individual, team and organisational change for sustainability, and develop the skills and competencies for creating that change.

Activities:
Group assignment and individual presentation, weekly online quizzes, Individual research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Design and evaluate innovative, systems-based solutions through the application of disciplinary knowledge and skills to researching, analysing and resolving sustainability challenges.

Activities:
Group assignment and individual presentation, Individual research essay, weekly online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Engage and communicate professionally and effectively with individuals and teams, in a manner that is respectful of the needs, values, personalities and capabilities of others.

Activities:
Group assignment and individual presentation, Individual research essay, weekly online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Dandenong, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationGroups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student40 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes9 quizzes in total. Best 7 out of 9 quizzes assessed for marks.20 01, 02, 03, 04