SUSTAINABILITY

BUS2SBY

2020

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 impacts current and 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 subjects BUS1SBY or BUS2SUS

Equivalent subjects BUS1SBY or BUS2SUS

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Individual Assignment, Group Assignment, Online and in-class Quizzes and Activities, Individual Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Group Assignment, Online and in-class Quizzes and Activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Individual Assignment, Group Assignment, Online and in-class Quizzes and Activities, Individual Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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

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

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2020, Week 10-25, 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.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Chisholm311(ChisholmInstitute), 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Chisholm311(ChisholmInstitute), 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, LTU Term 6, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 45 - 50
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45 - 50
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Singapore (SIM), 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2020, Study Period 3, 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 per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2020, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

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

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2020, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2020, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 25
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group assignment with Individual presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2020, 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 per week 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 presentation (1000 word per student)Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 10 minute presentation delivery per student. 40 02, 03, 04
One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment40 01, 03
Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.20 01, 02, 03