Science, Society and Sustainability

Module code: NS10007
Module co-ordinator: TBC

In this module you will explore our role, as humans and scientists, in the environment. We will cover different aspects of sustainable development including economic and political aspects of sustainability, considerations of energy and climate change and security of food supply.

Topics covered

  • Complexity and sustainability
  • Education for sustainable development (ESD) as a key international agenda
  • Challenges associated with the growth of the global human population
  • Complexities of reaching international agreements on environmental issues
  • Relationship between economics and sustainability
  • Understanding behaviour and how it changes
  • Industrial metabolism, industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis
  • Interventions
  • Obstacles and challenges to implement strategies for different economic and political situations

Learning

  • 24 hours of seminars
  • 126 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (100%)