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Unit information: Sustainable Development in 2012/13

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Unit name Sustainable Development
Unit code UNIV10001
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Chris Willmore
Open unit status Open




School/department School of Geographical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science


The unit will provide an introduction to the principles, practices and problems of adopting a sustainable development (SD) approach to a wide range of human endeavours, exemplified by the range of academic expertise present within the University. After an introduction concerning the commonly-perceived bases for sustainable development and its historical evolution, the lecture programme divides into a series of elements, of which 6 from a wider range of possible contributions will be offered in any one session. These will be selected to demonstrate the diversity of arenas of application of sustainable development (SD) and to invite comparisons and contrasts among them, not least those which students are able to draw for themselves of the experiences of SD in different sectoral, geographical and social contexts.