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SD2002   Sustainable Development: Tools for Action

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (lectures), 10.00 am and 11.00 am Tue & Wed, 9.00 am & 10.00 am Thu (seminars/tutorials), 10.00 am Wed & Thu (labs)

It is not often clear how ideas from sustainable development catalysed real-world change. The SD2002 module builds upon core themes from SD2001 and looks at 'how' different agents, such as governments, corporations, and individuals enact change. Fundamental to this module is the development of methodologies used to gather evidence and study the problems faced in SD. The module will challenge students to develop critical analysis skills; both qualitative and quantitative. A highlighting feature of the SD2002 module is a field-trip to the Links at St Andrews, to learn about sustainability initiatives in the golf industry.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SD2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 38 lectures (3 lectures x 11 weeks plus 5 extra lectures); 1-hour seminar ( x 8 weeks); 1-hour tutorial (x 4 weeks); 2-hours practicals (x 3 weeks); and 1 x 4-hours fieldtrip

Scheduled learning hours: 56

Guided independent study hours: 244

Assessment pattern

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

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

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


Module teaching staff: Team taught