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The course explores global sustainable development by focusing on how development is advanced in international and national protocols and policies, mainly the Global Goals, which are championed by the United Nations and various agencies and national governments. Academic and policy texts as well as films are used on the course. Throughout the course there will be a focus on ethical development, equity and social inclusion, peace and justice, quality health and education and climate action. Case studies will be used to illustrate different actions and practices for sustainable development. Cultural, social, economic and political barriers to progress will be identified and critiqued. The course will conclude with critical suggestions for the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will cover a broad range of issues with respect to selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Substantive topics include: What is development and how do we measure progress; ethics of sustainable development; poverty and hunger elimination; equitable and inclusive quality education; good health and well-being; climate action; peace, justice and development; decent work and economic growth.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1x Essay - 30%
1x Computerised quiz - 30%
1x Group presentation- 40%
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Students will become critical thinkers and effective communicators and critiques of sustainable development discourses.|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Students will learn from each other and propose possible solutions for the realisation of sustainable global development.|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Students will develop their own case studies related to specific Sustainable Development Goals and thereby contribute in the creation of knowledge and understanding through research and inquiry.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Students will develop their understanding of social and civic responsibilities, and of the rights of individuals and groups in advancing Sustainable Development Goals.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Students will develop knowledge and understanding of individual sustainable development goals and their interrelatedness from an interdisciplinary perspective.|