ADH717 - Sustainability and Development


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Online*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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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 - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1 x 1-hour per week


*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn


This unit consists of an enhanced online experience that engages with the issues of sustainability in development contexts. The unit will explore the discourse of sustainability and how this is understood, theorised 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 communities in order to achieve sustainable outcomes that are meaningful to the people concerned. The key issue of planetary boundaries 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 different development contexts.

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