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Global Sustainable Development Major | 2017
With 2.4 billion people on the planet living on less than US $2 a day, poverty and inequality are two of the biggest challenges of our time. Equally, environmental change is a major concern that will impact human activity for the foreseeable future.
Students undertaking this major will acquire knowledge of the key theories, approaches and practices for promoting human development in the post-World War II period. They will study the ethical debates about key global challenges and explore the interaction between human and environmental security. In elective subjects, students can specialise in environmental issues from a range of different disciplinary perspectives or they can focus on issues of development from an economic perspective.
Subjects Required for Major Study
Students will be required to complete at least 48 credit points including:
- 24 credit points of core subjects;
- At least 24 credit points of electives from the list below including at least 18 credit points at 300 level.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|INTS121||Global Politics and Power||6||Spring|
|INTS204||Global Aid and Development: Challenges and Prospects||6||Spring|
|INTS311||Human Security, Global Capitalism and the Environment||6||Not offered in this year|
|Plus FOUR from the following including at least three at 300-level:|
|ECON100||Economic Essentials for Business||6||Autumn, Spring|
|INDS130||Indigenous Knowledge in Global Contexts||6||Spring|
|INTS200||Model United Nations||6||Autumn|
|INDS207||Critical Themes in Indigenous Studies||6||Autumn|
|ECON208||Gender, Work and the Family||6||Spring|
|PHIL256||Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics||6||Spring|
|HIST284||Exploration and Empire||6||Not offered in this year|
|INDS302||Indigenous Thinkers: Global Perspectives||6||Not offered in this year|
|ECON303||Economic Development Issues||6||Autumn|
|POL 309||Global Political Economy||6||Not offered in this year|
|POL 326||Global Inequality||6||Not offered in this year|
|STS 302||Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures||6||Not offered in this year|
|SOC 329||Social Transformation||6||Not offered in this year|
|SOC 356||Cultures in Dispossession||6||Not offered in this year|
|INTS349||Special Topics in Global Sustainable Development||6||Not offered in this year|
|HIST359||Imperial Connections: Britain's Empire||6||Not offered in this year|
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