|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Marine & Environmental Sciences|
This subject explores the efficacy of sustainability and sustainable development by considering a variety of contemporary social processes operating within civil society. The subject begins by considering the theory and practice of sustainability assessment (SA), including typical 'triple-bottom-line' accounting. Sustainability within modern industry and business is also considered along with the role of non-profit and non-government organisations. The theory and practice of a variety of approaches that support sustainability are examined including market-based approaches, tecnocratic approaches and community approaches. Students will have the opportunity to consider other practical initiatives that support sustainability including: participatory forms of decision-making; capacity building; corporate social responsibility; and, environmental management systems. Assessment in the subject provides students with the opportunity to undertake an independent sustainability research project.
|Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 26-Mar-2015|
|Coordinator:||Dr Colin MacGregor|
|Lecturer:||Dr Charles Clarke.|
|Assessment:||presentations (10%); assignments (40%); literature review (25%); research project proposal (10%); practical & tutorial exercises (15%).|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.