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SX1011: SUSTAINABILITY - SIXTH CENTURY COURSE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 08 Sep 2021 15:20


Course Overview

The course explores the meaning, challenges and opportunities of sustainability, through a multi-disciplinary approach, including elements from education, politics, international relations, sociology, philosophy and biology.  We explore competing definitions of sustainability; the impact of personal, technological and economic actions and decisions on the environment; political strategies designed to improve sustainability; the emergence of international cooperation; and the roles and responsibilities of world citizens. Global and local case studies are used to illustrate the interconnectedness of the issues involved e.g.  climate change, food systems, energy, and economic development.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Donald S. Gray

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Through an analysis of various relevant case studies the course will cover a broad range of issues with respect to the three key areas of environment, economics and society. Substantive topics include: • Conceptualising sustainability • Introduction to the (local and global) ecosystem • Science and other ‘ways of knowing’ the world • Sustainability science as a new paradigm • Environmental ethics and philosophy • Legislative debates • Consumption and risk • Becoming a global citizen • The Politics of Sustainability


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 11, 9 - 11, 13 - 20, 13 - 30

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Design Project: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The group project work will be provided through peer feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The final project report will be in the form of written feedback from the tutor. Formative feedback will be provided through automatic feedback using on-line quizzes and a combination of oral and written feedback arising from workshop sessions.

Learning Outcomes
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The on-line exercise will provide automatic feedback

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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