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  1. INTRODUCTION 7 items
    Week 1 – Dr Antje Brown
    1. Lecture 1 - Introduction to the Module 1 item
      Preparation: please read the Module Guide carefully and familiarise yourselves with the module’s content & format.
    2. Lecture 2 – The Birth of a Universal Concept: SD, Brundtland and beyond 5 items
      Preparation: pick one of the following for background reading:
      1. Introduction to Sustainable Development - J. Sachs 2016

        Chapter  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      2. The principles of sustainability - Simon Dresner 2008

        Book  Chapter 5: 'What does sustainable development mean?’

      3. An introduction to sustainability: environmental, social and personal perspectives - Martin Mulligan, Michael Buxton 2015 (electronic book)

        Book  Chapter 2: 'Global Emergence of the Sustainability Concept’

      4. Green development: environment and sustainability in a developing world - W. M. Adams 2009

        Book  Chapter 3: 'The development of sustainable development’

      5. An introduction to sustainability: environmental, social and personal perspectives - Martin Mulligan, Michael Buxton 2015 (electronic book)

        Book  Chapter 6: 'Sustainability Models, Concepts and Principles’

    3. Lecture 3 – Introducing the 5 Ps of SD: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships & the 1st Essay (Critical Review) 1 item
      Preparation: please read -
  2. PEOPLE: Sustainable Consumption 10 items
    Week 2 & 3 – Dr Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs
    1. Lecture 4 – Sustainable Consumption 1 item
      1. Sustainable development: mapping different approaches - Bill Hopwood, Mary Mellor, Geoff O'Brien 2005

        Article  [in particular look at the great Figure on different framings of sustainability on pg 41]

    2. Lecture 5 – Swipe Right for Sustainability 1 item
      Fun reading to get you thinking differently about conceptualisations of SD
      1. Tesla's techno-cars are the right answer to the wrong question - Nicola Spurling 2014

        Article  [The Conversation is a website full of short commentaries written by academics, it’s a great resource to you to understand complex academic debates in an engaging format]

    3. Lecture 6 – Visions of Sustainability: Strong Sustainability, Transition and St Andrews 1 item
      Watch 18 minute video: [TED talks are another great resource to find engaging content on complex topics]
    4. Lecture 7 – Theories of Change (I) 1 item
    5. Lecture 8 – Theories of Change (II) 2 items
      1. Converging Conventions of Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience - Elizabeth Shove 2003

        Article  Academic text that started the ‘practice turn’ in sustainable consumption scholarship

    6. Lecture 9 – Bringing it all together 4 items
      1. Prosperity without growth: economics for a finite planet - Tim Jackson 2009

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

  3. PLANET : Environmental Change & SD 7 items
    Week 4 & 5 – Drs Tom Cowton & Althea Davies
    1. Lecture 10 - Environmental change and SD: climate 1 item
      1. The global casino: an introduction to environmental issues - Nicholas J. Middleton 2008

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book. 2013 edition also available in Library. Read: Chapter 22, Conclusions.

    2. Lecture 11 - Environmental change and SD: biodiversity 1 item
      1. Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity - Bradley J. Cardinale, J. Emmett Duffy, Andrew Gonzalez, David U. Hooper 2012

        Article  [This presents a scientific consensus on the major impacts & trends – similar to the approach taken by the IPCC]

    3. Lecture 12 - Learning from the past: long-term biodiversity change 1 item
    4. Lecture 13 - Biodiversity & future generations 1 item
      1. Beyond Predictions: Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate - T. P. Dawson, S. T. Jackson, J. I. House, I. C. Prentice 2011

        Article 

    5. Lecture 14 - The IPCC report (I): understanding change 2 items
    6. Lecture 15 - The IPCC report (II): predicting the future 1 item
  4. PARTNERSHIP & PEACE 40 items
    Week 7 & 8 – Eoin McLaughlin
    1. Lecture 16 - The environment in economics - a timeline of environmental economics 5 items
      1. Introduction to environmental economics - Nick Hanley, Jason F. Shogren, Ben White 2013

        Book  Chapter 6.

    2. Lecture 17 - Tracing the history of the idea of development in economics 4 items
      1. Economic development - E. Wayne Nafziger 2012

        Book  Chapter 5.

      2. The age of sustainable development - Jeffrey Sachs 2015

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book. Chapter 3.

    3. Lecture 18 - Measuring Economic growth and well-being 8 items
      1. Atlas of global development - Worl Bank 2013

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      2. Introduction to environmental economics - Nick Hanley, Jason F. Shogren, Ben White 2013

        Book  Chapter 6.

      3. The age of sustainable development - Jeffrey Sachs 2015

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      4. Economic development - E. Wayne Nafziger 2012

        Book 

    4. Lecture 19 - Economics of Sustainable Development 6 items
      1. Wealth - K. Hamilton, C. Hepburn 2014

        Article 

      2. Introduction to environmental economics - Nick Hanley, Jason F. Shogren, Ben White 2013

        Book  Chapter 6.

      3. Genuine Savings and Sustainability - Nick Hanley, Louis Dupuy, Eoin McLaughlin 2015

        Article 

    5. Lecture 20 - Food crises: Food Security and Famine 14 items
      1. The population bomb - Paul R. Ehrlich 1971

        Book 

      2. The State of Food Insecurity in the World - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014

        Article 

      3. The State of Food Insecurity in the World - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015

        Article 

      4. Famine: a short history - Cormac Ó Gráda 2009

        Book 

      5. Famines - Amartya Sen 1980

        Article 

    6. Lecture 21 - World Development Indicators 3 items
      1. The World Development Indicators are a key database widely used by development practitioners. The World Bank provides annual updates to the world development indicators and these are available online http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development- indicators . This lecture will be a practical class and will use this database to analyse data in spreadsheets.

      2. Analysis of economic data - Gary Koop 2000

        Book  [Practical book that gives students an understanding of basic elements of data analysis using excel]

      3. Analysis of financial data - Gary Koop 2006

        Book  [Similar to the book above] Available in Library and as an e-book.

  5. PARTNERSHIP 22 items
    Week 9 & 10 – Dr Rehema White
    1. Lecture 21: Partnership: for better or worse? 4 items
      1. Partnerships for sustainable development: a review of current literature - Mariëtte M. Van Huijstee, Mara Francken, Pieter Leroy 2007

        Article 

    2. Lecture 23: From theory to practice: complexity, systems thinking, co-design and partnership 3 items
      1. An ecosystem approach for sustainability: addressing the challenge of complexity - James J. Kay, Henry A. Regier, Michelle Boyle, George Francis 1999

        Article 

      2. Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning - Horst W. J. Rittel, Melvin M. Webber

        Article 

    3. Lecture 24: Ways of knowing 4 items
    4. Lecture 25: Understanding interdisciplinarity 5 items
      1. Interdisciplinarity: A Literature Review - A. Chettiparamb 2007

        Article Essential (especially pp 13-25).

    5. Lecture 26: How do we know when we have succeeded? Monitoring and evaluating partnerships for sustainable development 5 items
    6. Lecture 27: Partnership: underpinning the SDGs 1 item
      1. The final lecture will be an interactive session in which the class will divide into groups and explore the principles and practice of partnership in relation to each of the SDGs. For each SDG, who should partner and why? What forms of partnership would be appropriate? What are the possible benefits and challenges? This guided session will allow us to draw on the previous lectures and examine case studies to illustrate aspects of partnership in more detail. We may use props to make this session interesting, engaging and (possibly) even fun.


  6. BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER 4 items
    Week 11 – Dr Antje Brown
    1. Lecture 28 – Discussing the 5Ps 1 item
      1. The module coordinator will invite contributors representing the 5Ps thematic blocks to engage in a panel discussion on the key challenges and opportunities as we look into the future. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

         

        Preparation:

        Review your lecture, tutorial, study notes and summarise your broad conclusions regarding the future of SD.

        Prepare a question you might want to ask the panellists.

    2. Lecture 29 – Lessons from studying SD. What it means as an academic study (is it uni-disciplinary, inter-, cross-, trans-disciplinary or what?) and what SD means in practical ‘real terms’? 2 items
      Preparation: choose one of the following for background reading
      1. Transdisciplinary research in sustainability science: practice, principles, and challenges - Daniel J. Lang, Arnim Wiek, Matthias Bergmann, Michael Stauffacher 2012

        Article 

    3. Lecture 30 – Final Summary & Exam Guidance 1 item
      1. No set reading

  7. TUTORIALS 7 items
    1. Tutorial 1 – Strong and Weak Sustainability 1 item
      Students rewrite Susie and Wayne’s ‘greender’ profiles (Lecture 5) – which focuses on bringing out the difference between these two competing characters/approaches, their ideologies, preferred solutions and recommendations.
      1. Sustainable development: mapping different approaches - Bill Hopwood, Mary Mellor, Geoff O'Brien 2005

        Article 

    2. Tutorial 2 – Environmental change 1 item
      This tutorial will discuss the following paper:
    3. Tutorial 3 – Environmental Economics 2 items
      This tutorial will discuss the following paper:
      1. Wealth - K. Hamilton, C. Hepburn 2014

        Article 

      2. What is wealth?

            What are the components of wealth and how do these relate to sustainability?

            Intangible capital has the largest share of wealth across the developing world, can you explain this?

            Is wealth a better predictor of sustainability than income?

            How does the wealth approach relate to the Sustainable Development Goals?

            How does the wealth approach to SD differ from other social science approaches to SD?

    4. Tutorial 4 – From participation to partnership? 2 items
      1. The notion of partnership recognises that we will only achieve sustainability if we work cooperatively. Originally, a participation agenda was emphasised in the pursuit of sustainable development. Since the 2002 World Summit, a partnership form of collaboration has been emphasised.

         

            How and why has the partnership agenda developed?

         

            What are potential advantages and risks of the current emphasis on partnership?

         

        The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) was a consequence of the Brundtland Commission's work. From it emerged conventions on climate, biodiversity and forests, an Earth Charter, UN institutional focus and Agenda 21, a global action plan for sustainable development that emphasised a participatory approach (see Dresner, Blewitt or other SD textbook for details). The 2002 World Summit in Johannesburg demonstrated a shift towards a partnership form of participation which has been further emphasised for the SDGs. This paper explores and critiques the concept of partnership in relation to sustainable development, drawing on analysis post 2002 and offering a conceptual framework to assess legitimacy, accountability and effectiveness.

    5. Tutorial 5 – The 5 Ps in action – a UN case studies workshop 1 item
      1. The brief: Imagine you were attending a workshop hosted by the United Nations in New York, tasked with the collection and preliminary evaluation of SDG case studies across the globe. What assessment and recommendations would your group of delegates put forward for consideration? This tutorial is intended as a UN workshop exercise where students are given the opportunity to explore, present, compare and discuss individual 'real life' case studies on SDG initiatives, projects and programmes.

         

        Preparation: Students should browse and select a case study and then, in class/ in small groups, make a 2-5 minute presentation ('case study report') whilst ticking the following boxes:

        Project/issue – tell audience what it is about;

            How it relates to the 5Ps and the 17 SDGs;

            Give an insight on what has been done so far;

            What should/ could be done next or better;

            Suggest what lessons can be learned from the case when applied to wider context;

            And, finally, point out what insights might feed into a final document presented to the UN.

  8. Field trip, Sunday 1 October 1 item
    1. Preparation: Please read the University of St Andrews' sustainability information available online & Transition University of St Andrews' website so that you are familiar with projects and can be prepared with questions. Be critical, what should the University being doing for SD? Is there important information missing online? If so, what would you like to know more about?

       

      http://www.transitionsta.org/

       

      https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/about/sustainability/

       

      https://www.st- andrews.ac.uk/environment/importantinfo/sustainabledevelopment policies/

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