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ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development (8)

Abstract

This subject  explores the concepts and underlying principles of sustainable development in great depth. The subject synthesizes material presented in other subjects and considers how concepts and theories can be put into practice. Students investigate the issues raised in the application of sustainable principles to their profession by exploring real situations, experiences case studies, and experiences in the field. The subject thus provides a bridge from theoretical consideration of principles to their practical application in commercial/professional situations. The subject has no residential school. On completion students critically appraise the lessons learned from the experience of implementing sustainable development in their profession, the issues raised, and the proposed effective solutions.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENM308
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have an in-depth understanding of terminology, concepts, principles and theory associated with sustainable development
  • be able to apply their knowledge to identify some of the key challenges associated with implementing sustainable development
  • be able to recognise a range of tools available for minmising our impact on the environment and society and how these might be applied to achieve sustainablity
  • be able to critically assess some factors influencing the application of tools for sustainability in real situations; and
  • be able to critically appraise the lessons learned from the experience of implementing sustainable development in their profession, the issues raised, and the proposed effective solutions.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Concepts, principles and theory associated with sustainable development
  • Questions and challenges associated with sustainable development
  • Tools for applying associated with sustainable development
  • model for sustainable development. in professional practice

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.