131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development (15 credits)

A consideration of concepts, processes, practices, and possible strategies for sustainable development at global, national and community levels. Special attention is paid to examples of strategies that seek more sustainable livelihoods.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Prof Regina Scheyvens
  • Subject: Development Studies
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 200 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 17 July, 2017
  • End date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 31 July, 2017
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 16 October, 2017

Contact workshops/block courses

Delivery mode Venue Start date End date Attendance
In Person Manawatu Campus Monday 28 August, 2017 Tuesday 29 August, 2017 Recommended

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Fees


Course fees for 2017

  • Domestic Students: NZD $744.38 *
  • International Students NZD $3,157.70 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply 2017 enrolments.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse why sustainable development is seen as a fundamental development objective.
  2. Develop a critical understanding of the evolution and substance of different theoretical perspectives on sustainable development.
  3. Investigate ways in which sustainable development and sustainable livelihood strategies have been implemented to date and what potential there is for new initiatives.
  4. Utilise the concept of sustainable development to analyse current development issues.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting Note
1 Essay 1,2 25.0%
2 Essay 1,4 20.0%
3 Short Answer 1,3 40.0%
4 Essay 2,3,4 15.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

All assessments compulsory

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

Compulsory
  • An Introduction To Sustainable Development.
    Author: J. Elliott
    ISBN: 9780415590730
    Edition: 4th
    Publisher: Routledge, Oxford 2013

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