131.704 Sustainable Development (30 credits)

This course will look at what is meant by sustainable development and present case studies of its implementation. The theoretical perspectives on sustainable development will be considered. The course aims to present a variety of concepts and ideas about sustainable development and assist students to develop critical skills in relation to global, regional and local development needs.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Block
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Helen Leslie
  • 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

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 24 June, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 May, 2018

Contact workshops/block courses

Delivery mode Venue Start date End date Attendance
In Person Manawatu Campus Monday 26 March, 2018 Thursday 29 March, 2018 Compulsory

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Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Gain an appreciation of why sustainable development is seen as a critical 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 strategies have been implemented to date in the Third World and what potential there is for new initiatives.
  4. Evaluate the concept of sustainable development in the light of key issues concerning its meaning, implementation and relevance for both the developed and the developing world.

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

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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