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ADS717 - Sustainability and Development

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:B Reid



For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil

For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit is offered as a cloud (online) unit in CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, debates (using technology-based mediums) and student-led discussions. Students should undertake a minimum of 10 hours self-directed study per week.


This unit consists of an enhanced CloudDeakin experience that engages with the issues of sustainability in development contexts.  The unit will explore the discourse of sustainability and how this is understood, thoerised and practiced in development programs and projects.  The unit will interrogate the importance of sustainability across policy and practice and the significance of working closely with affected communiteis in order to achieve sustainable outcomes that are meaningful to the people concerned. The key issue of cross cultural competency and engagement will be explored through the use of simulation exercises and case studies and how this can and has influenced outcomes in development.  Concepts such as complexity theory, sustainable development and ecological understandings will engage students in a critical debate on sustainability across diferent development contexts.


Essay 1: 1500 words, 30%

Essay 2: 1500 words, 30%

Case study analysis: 2000 words, 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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