Courses & Units

Communicating Sustainability HEJ111

Hobart

Note:

Please note the Winter School session is taught intensively over 6 weeks between 31 May and 11 July.

Introduction

Sustainability is a central concept for communities pursuing social and economic goals within ecological limits. Yet the different ways sustainability is defined, communicated and enacted reflects the wide range of underlying values, perspectives and priorities at stake.
In this unit, students will explore the rich history and literature of sustainability, including the formation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. By exploring the concept across economic, social and ecological thinking, students will develop an ability to think critically about sustainability in their own lives, and communicate sustainability challenges and solutions to diverse audiences.
Employing practical skills in stakeholder engagement, narrative and visual communication, students will develop their research and communication skills to implement a sustainability solution in their local communities.

Summary

Unit name Communicating Sustainability
Unit code HEJ111
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Claire Konkes
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the frameworks and processes that have led to contemporary sustainability approaches by reflecting on your day-to-day activities
  • Identify and discuss divergent perspectives and knowledges of sustainability
  • Identify and communicate sustainability solutions within a local context
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off Campus

Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (2 hours)

Fortnightly scheduled webinar (60 minutes)

Fortnightly discussion board (60 Minutes)

AssessmentAssessment task 1: Participation portfolio and reflection (30%)|Assessment task 2: Stakeholder analysis (30%)|Assessment task 3: Solution report and reflection (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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