QUESTIONING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
2012/2013, Semester 1
University Scholars Programme (University Scholars Programme)
Modular Credits: 4
This module examines the tension between ‘need’ to ‘develop’ and imperatives of conserving natural resources in the backdrop of enormous socio-economic and environmental challenges we face today. Sustainable development (SD) emerged as a response to confront these challenges; whether it has served its purpose or not remains debatable. Different scientific, technological, economic and political instruments encompassing sustainable development (SD) will be critically evaluated. The criticality of natural resources and their consumption patterns will be presented to the students. The need to engage local communities in new ways in social construction of SD would be discussed.
Not applicable to USP First-Tier modules. USP Advanced modules (Course-Based Modules, CBMs) may state general pre-requisite skills/knowledge. Prerequisites should not make reference to NUS modules.
Not applicable to USP modules.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week