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SD2001   Sustainable Development: Frameworks for Implementation

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm Mon, Tue, Fri (lectures), and one of 9.00 am, 10.00 am Wed, or 10.00 am Thu (seminars/tutorials)

Having considered in Level 1 why the concept of sustainable development (SD) is important and key concerns and areas of debate in understanding meanings of SD, Level 2 of the programme progresses to introduce aspects of how SD might be encouraged and facilitated. This module considers broad conceptual approaches to implementing SD. It includes more traditional frameworks based on governance and regulation ('command and control') as well as examining the role and importance of other approaches, including environmental economics and the use of market-based mechanisms, technological innovation, self-regulation, changing individual lifestyles, education and community-based enablement, and the principles of conservation science. The module also addresses the extent to which these different approaches are independent or can be used together to bring about change for SD.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SD1000 and pass SD1004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures ( x 10 weeks), 4 x 1-hour seminars, 5 x 1-hour tutorials, 2 x 1-hour debriefing sessions, 2 x 6-hour fieldtrips during the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 53

Guided independent study hours: 247

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught