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SD4111   Governance for Sustainability

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 10:00am - 1:00pm Friday

Many of the important sustainability issues we face as a society are complex and multi-faceted. Building more sustainable solutions is likely to require collaboration between different actors at multiple scales. The effectiveness of institutional arrangements has become a key question within the sustainability paradigm. What principles of governance can we bring to bear in the design and reform of governance systems which will lead to more sustainable outcomes? This module will explore insights from planning, environmental geography, political science and other social science disciplines. Students will acquire practical knowledge of governance arrangements for sustainability, as well as critical skills to assess notions of 'Good' Governance. Students will also develop transferrable research skills for policy and institutional analysis.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take SD2002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take SD3222

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: One 2-hour lecture (x10 weeks), One 2-hour seminars (x2 weeks), One 2-hour practicals (x4 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 265

Assessment pattern

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

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

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


Module coordinator: Dr T A Stojanovic
Module teaching staff: Dr T Stojanovic