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REN8203 Sustainability Science

Short Description: Sustainability Science
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 050999 - Environmental Studies not else
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 January 2020


Pre-requisite: REN8101


Modern environment and natural resource management requires the credible integration of social, environmental and economic issues within an interdisciplinary framework. It also requires different methods of analysis and different approaches to governance and community engagement. In recent years sustainability science has emerged as a new multi-disciplinary approach to science that recognizes the limitations of traditional scientific inquiry in dealing with the complex reality of social institutions interacting with natural phenomena. It provides a foundation for placing sustainability issues into a rigorous conceptual and analytical framework. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the theory of sustainability and the emergence of new approaches for addressing complex environment and natural resource management issues. Examples are drawn from how Australia and other nations have addressed regional and global issues.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online