Sustainability and Society

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMEE005-05
Vaknaam Sustainability and Society
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Sustainability and Society
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) interpret and analyze sustainability issues, specifically with respect to three categories, and integration thereof:
a. business & innovation
b. policy
c. citizens & world views

2) apply insights from theory, specifically with respect to three categories, and integration thereof:
a. business & innovation
b. policy
c. citizens

3) apply an integrated approach with respect to technology & society, specifically with respect to three categories, and integration thereof:
a. business & innovation
b. policy
c. citizens

The student is also able to present these findings clearly and understandably and discuss them with other students.
Omschrijving This introductory course will give students an overview about the interaction and connections between sustainability, society, innovation, business and policy. The course will consist of four blocks:
- Business & Innovation;
- Citizens & Worldviews;
- Policy;
- Integration.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(Lectures (21h), Assignment (65h, assignments/portfolio, presentations), Self-study (54 h).)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Written exam (50%; Questions on Transitions, Innovation, Business, Citizens, Policy and Integration; students interpret and analyze issues during exam), Assignment (50%, Oral presentation, discussion and portfolio. The portfolio is graded by the coordinator, separate chapters are also graded by the respective lecturers).)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. P.J. Upham
Docent(en) dr. A.S. Maqbool , A. Teladia, MSc. ,Dr. P.J. Upham
Verplichte literatuur
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On Brightspace, all information of the course, schedules, assignments,
power point slides and additional literature is available.
For the course, papers are available for the
students.
Entreevoorwaarden Preknowledge: Bachelor in natural sciences or related field.

First year master students from the MSc EES (Energy and Environmental Sciences) are participating in the course unit. Maximum capacity: 60 students. Priority for students from the MSc EES, for whom this course is obligatory.

The course unit prepares students for the research internship/research projects in which the learning objectives attained are required as prior knowledge.
Opmerkingen Pass mark: the exam and the assignment should be graded by a 6 or higher.
Mandatory presence: Yes, all presentations are mandatory. In case of absence without a good reason, the student will be asked to make an additional assignment.
Quality assurance: all lecturers use the same instruction for the assessment of the assignments. Each oral presentation is graded by two lecturers. The portfolio is graded by the coordinator, separate chapters are also graded by the respective lecturers.
Prior to assessment: the lecturers use the same format for their lectures, assignments and presentations. The format and evaluations results are discussed with all lecturers. Two examiners are responsible for the grading.
After assessment: the course coordinator discusses the results of the exam and the final grades with at least another lecturer. The coordinator compares the exam and the results with the results of previous years.

In case the assessment has to take place online, the written (digital) exam will be adjusted to an online written (digital) exam from home.

Second examiner for this course is dr. A.S. Maqbool.
Opgenomen in
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MSc Biology: Science, Business and Policy  (Electives/Optional modules) - semester I b keuze
MSc Biomolecular Sciences  (Electives/Optional modules) - semester I b keuze
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MSc Ecology and Evolution: Ecology and Conservation  (Electives/optional modules) - semester I b keuze
MSc Ecology and Evolution: Evolutionary Biology  (Electives/optional modules) - semester I b keuze
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