Since the World Commission on Environment and Development released its 1987 report, Our Common Future, the concept of sustainable development has gained increasing currency as an approach to integrating the economic, environmental and social aspects of development. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of sustainable development and its application to New Zealand. You will explore the concept of sustainable development in depth and analyse the impact of production and consumption patterns on New Zealand’s environment. You will also critically evaluate responses to issues surrounding unsustainable patterns of resource use.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
Topics covered include
- sustainable development debates
- the interrelationships between economic growth, environment quality and social well-being
- production and consumption patterns in New Zealand
- responses to sustainable development issues; and
- approaches used to measure progress towards sustainability.
This course is 100% internally assessed
No textbooks are required for this course
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: