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SD2002   Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Aspects

Academic year(s): 2013-2014

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

This interdisciplinary module explores a broad range of issues concerning social justice and development which are associated with sustainable development. It is taught collaboratively by staff from the Schools of Geography & Geosciences, Management, History, International Relations, Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies, and Medicine. There are four central themes explored in the module: (i) values, philosophy and history of sustainability and development (definitions, education for sustainability and ecology and empire); (ii) policy, decision making and governance (environmental security and threats to the state; waste and pollution management; EIAs and SEAs; governance); (iii) markets and institutions (organizations and managing for sustainable development; ethical investment; corporate reporting; branding); (iv) development, cultures and social justice (anthropology and development; indigenous peoples; gender; mining; health). Examples from around the world are used to illustrate the above. Assessment includes a social audit, practical project and a seminar on a topic of the student's choice.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 56

Guided independent study hours: 244

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews:

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


Module coordinator: Dr T A Stojanovic