SCI202 Sustainable Practice (8)

Sustainability integrates environmental, social, and economic considerations into decision making to create thriving, healthy environments for all people. In this subject students engage in professionally relevant ethical and sustainable practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and those of the environment. On completion of this subject students will demonstrate they are equipped with the skills and knowledge required to critically assess how professional and personal decisions actively contribute to global sustainability.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a multidisciplinary knowledge that empowers graduates and analyse the challenges of balancing the social, economic and environmental factors essential for ecological sustainability.
  • be able to apply acquired sustainability knowledge individually and collectively for the improvement of local and global environmental sustainability.
  • be able to demonstrate attitudes and implement actions that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and those of the environment

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • factors that impact the natural locally and globally
  • multidisciplinary perspectives of how human and economic activities impact sustainability
  • competing paradigmatic perspectives about sustainability
  • practices (of disciplinary and professional relevance) that affect sustainability
  • new and existing technologies that may enhance sustainability
  • effective communication skills that may be used to advocate for community and workplace practices that promote sustainability
  • professional and individual practice based upon sustainable best practice and literacies
  • Developing solutions that champion sustainability in everyday life

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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