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GD306 - Achieving Sustainability: Potentials and Barriers

  • Module code: GD306
  • Module name: Achieving Sustainability: Potentials and Barriers
  • Department: Global Sustainable Development
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To approach sustainability from a variety of perspectives, in order to encourage students to develop their own views and critique by examining how 'sustainability' is used in different ways in different disciplines and contexts. To make students aware of work outside their own subjects that may be relevant to what they study in their own degrees. To facillitate conversations between students and teachers who might not normally meet each other. Presenters will be academics with expertise in the humanities and the natural, applied and social sciences. It is also hoped to include presenters who have a practical engagement with sustainability issues both on campus and and outside the university.

Timetabled teaching activities

9 x 2 hour lectures in Term 2

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Other essential notes

Available at 12 or 15 CATS. Available to students outside Global Sustainable Development upon application.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: GD306-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) 2000 word essay 40%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%
15 CATS (Module code: GD306-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) 2500 word essay 40%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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