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Introduction to Sustainable Development (SUS100)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Introduces the array of economic, environmental, technological, political and moral reforms that are necessary if modern paths of development are to become more sustainable. Moving from the global to the personal, the unit explores the main challenges and solutions to sustainable development today. Topics include the imperatives of globalisation, the information revolution, the shift to renewable energy, urbanisation, the role of business, local activism, unbalanced development and political alternatives. Presents new ideas and practical solutions.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials/workshops: 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed STP108 Introduction to Sustainable Development may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously STP108
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Issues in Global Development
Sustainable Development
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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