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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Relying on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) as a framework, this subject examines the relationship between environment and development. A number of guest speakers, representing multilateral and non-governmental organizations, will introduce students to central issues, including sustainable development, responsible consumption and production, and affordable and clean energy. Particular attention is given to the phenomena of global warming and population growth. Students will also critically evaluate the range of interventions and policy frameworks that have been designed to address environmental problems, including administrative, market-based and community-governance responses. The subject regularly utilizes video sources; and includes perspectives on, and perspectives from, the developing world. It is relevant to students in the social sciences, health sciences and business.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrooke Wilmsen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsDST4DAE

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Conduct research, including literature review, and develop an argument
02. Present an oral assessment of a key issue in environmental sustainability
03. Produce a complex written argument based on academic research and development reports
04. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories and concepts associated with environmental interventions

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