In this unit students will be introduced to the concept of sustainability literacy and will apply that concept to their own lives, and the broader world. Having sustainability literacy is having the capacity to recognise what aspects of life are relevant to environmental, cultural, social and economic sustainability. The unit will introduce the relationship between scientific knowledge and human values in the context of questions of sustainability, and develop skills in critical thinking and analysis. The unit will develop sustainability literacy by drawing on examples from contemporary society and the lived experience of students in the unit. The purpose of the unit is not to cultivate a particular attitude toward issues relevant to sustainability, but rather, to give students the capacity to critically engage with issues relevant to sustainability. By developing sustainability literacy within students this unit will prepare students to engage with the challenges of sustainability that humanity will face in the future.
|Unit name||Introduction to Sustainability Literacy|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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ILO 1. Describe the challenges of social and environmental sustainability through reflecting on your day to day activities and choices
ILO 2. Explain why some social and environment problems require interdisciplinary forms of critical thinking
ILO 3. Document the impact of a change in your daily life on an identified sustainability indicator
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2 x 50 minute lectures weekly
Reflection 20%, Scenario 40%, Infographic 40%
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