EAS711 Sustainable Development

Code EAS711
Name Sustainable Development
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Dzintars Jaunzems
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
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Annotation The „Sustainable Development” course is related to system thinking, innovative and balanced approach to development of economic, environmental and social dimensions at the same time. The historical perspective of sustainable development, conceptual models of sustainable development and evaluation of sustainable development indicators are looked closely..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To gain knowledge about the sustainable development approach and the use in human development processes. To understand the conceptual models and strategies of sustainable development, their drivers and role in the economy. To be able to assess sustainable development, using indicators.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to understand nature and basic principles of sustainable development. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to define and to explain the nature and basic principles of sustainable development.
To be able to analyze the historical perspective of sustainable development and human focus on sustainable development issues. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to set out sustainable development contributing to the formation and historical development processes of sustainable development.
To be able to explain the nature of sustainable development strategies and key principles as well as be able to analyze conceptual models of sustainable development. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of different sustainable development strategies.
To be able to assess sustainable development indicators and their application possibilities and rationale. - Examination: exam. Assessment criteria: able to analyze, interpret and apply a variety of sustainable development indicators.
Course prerequisites Knowledge of higher mathematics and statistics

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