SUSTAINABILITY

BUS2SUS

2018

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

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and reflect on the importance of being a change agent for sustainability, and develop the skills and competencies for creating that change.

Activities:
Individual Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate effective time management and self-study skills.

Activities:
Online Quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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:
Individual Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Individual Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Identify the interplay between the social, environmental and economic pillars of sustainability, and the implications for ethically complex decision-making.

Activities:
Individual Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Demonstrate an ability to design and deliver coherent discussions and presentations that use disciplinary language at the appropriate level for the audience

Activities:
Presentation based on Group report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

07. Apply the theory and frameworks developed in class to analyse and appraise a specific sustainability-related issue.

Activities:
Group Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

08. Demonstrate an ability to engage effectively in diverse teams to complete complex team tasks or structured projects in culturally diverse educational settings.

Activities:
Group Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

09. Demonstrate an ability to write logically focused arguments supported by discipline specific academic referencing and basic rules of grammar.

Activities:
Individual Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Bendigo, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Dandenong, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Melbourne, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Melbourne, 2018, 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 face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 46
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 46
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Shepparton, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Singapore, 2018, Week 27-44, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 27 - 44
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 44
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 44 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Sydney, 2018, 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 face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Sydney, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Sydney, 2018, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02

Vietnam, 2018, 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 face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentationStudents incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student. This assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Adaptability skills; Cultural Literacy; Speaking; Study and Learning skills; and Teamwork and Leadership.40 01, 04, 06, 07, 08
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignmentThis assessment will report on the following Graduate Capabilities: Creative Problem Solving; Ethical Behaviour; and Writing.40 03, 05, 09
Weekly online activities (equivalent to 500 words)Includes quizzes and other online activities. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Autonomy and Independence.20 02