- Lecturer: Martin Mulligan
- Program: 450 first year students, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
- Duration: one semester; 12 credits; 3 hours weekly
- Focus: explore the interactions between: society and the environment, local and global dimensions; explore the challenges faced and interactions between personal and professional dimensions of sustainability practices.
- Novel aspects: Introducing the topic of ‘hyperconsumption’ and focusing on the personal, social and environmental costs of consumerism; Discussing what might constitute the ‘good life’ and introducing ‘the economics of happiness’
- Course material: has developed a textbook for undergraduate teaching: Mulligan, Martin, 2015, An Introduction to Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives, Earthscan/Routledge, Oxon, UK. Also refers students to the Routledge Sustainability Hub online resource, www.routledgesustainabilityhub.com. A second edition of the textbook is due for publication late in 2017
- Student evaluation: Focuses significantly on the selection of a rather complex scenario by the students for exploring the principles of sustainability
- Course evaluation: satisfaction rating around 85%.
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