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GD106 - Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development

  • Module code: GD106
  • Module name: Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development
  • Department: Global Sustainable Development
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module addresses the social and political principles of GSD. Its teaching methods range from Stimulus to Simulation in order to allow students to engage with theoretically complex concepts through practical activities. It is taught in a combination of lectures and seminars and involves group activities as well as online collaboration.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to: Offer a well-informed evidence-based explanation of the key challenges that face our world, focussing on the social and political dimensions Explain the global social problems that are caused by particular forms of economic development Explain and reflect critically on the reasons why some countries developed while others stayed poor Engage critically with various strategies that have been suggested to address social inequality Develop an understanding of the sustainability implications for societies of different forms of food, education and health challenges Write critically about the notion of Goal-based development

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1.5 hour workshop per week for 9 weeks.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/gsd/currentstudents/modules/socialprinciplesofgsd

Other essential notes

This is a 15 CAT module that is running in Term 1 in 2018-19. The module is not available to students from outside of the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: GD106-15)
A3 (Assessed work only) Group Presentation (15 minutes) 20%
  Online Quizzes (Moodle) 15%
  Peer Review (250 words) 15%
  Feedback Response (250 words) 10%
  Assessed Essay (2000 words) 40%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development (C1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Psychology and Global Sustainable Development (C8L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L2L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Global Sustainable Development (L3L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development (L8A1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development and Business (L8N1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Global Sustainable Development (V1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development (V5L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Theatre and Performance Studies and Global Sustainable Development (W4L8) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A