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SLE121 - Environmental Sustainability

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQE121

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Michalis Hadjikakou
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.

Content

The aim of SLE121 is to examine the scientific, social and cultural factors that are all integral components of Environmental Sustainability, on International, National and Local scales. This will necessitate a review of what definitions of sustainability there are and how they inter-relate in regards to environmental, social and economic management. The unit aims to develop the ability to: appreciate the diversity and complexity of environmental issues, identify environmental impacts due to human activities, appreciate the range of stakeholders and their viewpoints in relation to particular issues, understand the necessary measures and associated problems in achieving effective sustainable environmental management and understand the principles and applications of sustainable development.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Evaluate historical situations of societies and assess various factors that contributed to sustainable or unsustainable societies.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Reflect on the drivers and barriers for sustainable living and suggest how and where individuals can contribute to a positive change to the environment.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Indicate complexities involved in solving environmental sustainability problems and recognise different stakeholders involved and knowledge of their values.

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Present a succinct and evidence-based strategy to address a contemporary environmental management issue.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Reflective journal and report Written report, approximately 2,000 words 30% Week 6
Sustainability communication tasks  Online debate (10%) and written report, approximately 1,000 words (30%) 40% (10%, 30%) Week 10
Examination 2-hour written examination 30% Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SLE121 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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