2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.
1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.
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 Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Evaluate historical situations of societies and assess various factors that contributed to sustainable or unsustainable societies.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
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 capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-management
Indicate complexities involved in solving environmental sustainability problems and recognise different stakeholders involved and knowledge of their values.
GLO4: Critical thinking
Present a succinct and evidence-based strategy to address a contemporary environmental management issue.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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