SUSTAINABILITY

BUS2SBY

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 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

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

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS2SUS AND BUS1SBY

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Online readings available on the subject LMS page

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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

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 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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 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 ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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 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 ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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 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 ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 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 ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 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 ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

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

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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, Week 27-38, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 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 ClassWeek: 27 - 38
One 1.00 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 43 - 0
One 2.00 hours 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 hour 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/AOtherCombinedNo40 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