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REN8203 Sustainability Science

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: REN8101 or REN8202 or REN3302 or REN3301 or CLI8204 or CLI8205 or ECO8011


The concept of sustainability and its application through the approaches of ecologically sustainable development are growing in prominence in government policies and in business planning, both domestically and internationally. Modern environment and natural resource management requires the credible integration of social, environmental and economic issues within an interdisciplinary framework. This capstone course in the environment and sustainability specialisation will require students to synthesise and apply their knowledge and skills to a range of case studies. The course will focus on different methods of analysis and different approaches to governance and community engagement, considering sustainability issues at different scales from local to global.

This course explores the discipline of sustainability science from important concepts and theory to practical examples and conflicts that can occur in sustainable development. The first half of the course will introduce theory, concepts and ideas while the second half will focus on case studies. Students will draw on knowledge of the history and concepts within sustainability science to critically assess examples and case studies, both current and historical.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023