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IL012 - Achieving Sustainability: Potentials and Barriers

  • Module code: IL012
  • Module name: Achieving Sustainability: Potentials and Barriers
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to present the issue of sustainability from a variety of perspectives. Sustainability is not merely an academic topic. It is about urgent matters that require personal and political decisions to be made. Such decisions concern how we live now and what choices we make during our working lives. This is why module presenters will be not only be academics with expertise in the natural, applied and social sciences and humanities but also people with direct engagement with sustainability issues in estates, in careers and from outside the university.

Principal learning outcomes

The module looks to encourage students to develop their own critique of sustainability, since the term is used, and over-used, in so many ways. We aim to make students aware of work outside their own subjects which may be relevant to what they study in their own degrees. The module will facillitate conversations between students and teachers who might not normally meet each other and to encourage innovative ways of teaching learning and of demonstrating that something significant has been learned. The module will address both the problem of defining what is actually meant by 'sustainability' and the challenges to attaining it. To do this will require answering questions that are scientific, philosophical, legal, psychological, social, economic, political and technological. This is why interdisciplinary approach is ideal.

Timetabled teaching activities

Spring Term Wednesdays 11.00 - 13.00 for 10 weeks

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/achievingsustainability

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IL012-12)
D (Assessed/examined work) 2500 word essay 40%
  2 hour examination (April) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting exchange students) 100%
15 CATS (Module code: IL012-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) 2500 word essay 40%
  2 hour examination (April) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate French Studies (R10P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 2