|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. JH Behagel|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. JH Behagel|
|Examiner(s)||dr. JH Behagel|
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Assumed knowledge on:
ENP-60312 International Environmental Policy consultancy
This course is specifically designed for the SDD track. It was designed to fill a gap in the program: a course fully focused on SDD as an integral concept (and not parts of it, like development, environment or diplomacy in isolation). Content-wise, the course covers reading and discussing papers, developing one’s own vision on SDD, and presenting a group assignment. Thus, the course will address multiple dimensions of SDD and bring them together in an overarching understanding. As SDD is a concept 'in development', the students are asked to contribute to this development themselves curing the course activities.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- read and understand scientific papers and academic essays on SDD;
- analyse such papers and essays critically;
- develop one’s own vision on SDD;
- apply SDD principles to a sustainability challenge.
- read and discuss key articles;
- develop a group presentation on SDD applied to a specific theme;
- interactive group discussions.
The examination consists of one individual and one group part. The individual part consists of a short essay based on the article discussions, which contributes to 50% of the final grade. The group part is a presentation of SDD applied to a specific societal theme, with also contributes to 50% of the grade. Both grades need to be at least 5,5 to pass the course.
Literature will be shared in the course guide and is available on the WUR library.