SUSTAINABILITY

BUS1SBY

2021

Credit points: 15

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 critically evaluate the sustainability efforts of large business corporations across the world. 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesIndividual and group assignment, online and in-class quizzes and activities, individual presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS2SBY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Online readings available on subject LMS page

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Evaluate innovative, systems-based solutions through the application of disciplinary knowledge and skills to researching, analysing and resolving sustainability challenges.
03. Apply the theory and frameworks developed in the subject to analyse and appraise a range of sustainability-related issues.
04. Demonstrate an ability to engage effectively in diverse teams to complete complex team tasks or structured projects in culturally diverse educational settings.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 25
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Chisholm 311 (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 27 - 38
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Chisholm 311 (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnjum Chaudhry

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhuc Nguyen

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Sydney, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1200

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 43 - 0
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 43 - 0
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 43 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 45 - 0
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 0
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Sydney, 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 46 - 0
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 0
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Singapore (SIM), 2021, Week 28-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 28 - 39
One 2.00 h problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 28 - 39
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group assignment with Individual presentation Students incorporate detailed feedback from individual assignment into group assignment. Groups of 5 (1000 word per student) 10 minute presentation delivery per student.

N/AAssignmentGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2000 - 2500 - word Individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Online and in-class activities and quizzes (equivalent to 500 words) A minimum of 5 online and in-class activities and quizzes.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3