|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)|
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.|
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|