Fall 2022 - SD 381 OL01
Building Sustainable Communities (4)
Class Number: 6780
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Prerequisites:One of PLAN 100, PLAN 200, REM 100, or SD 281; and 45 units.
Engages students in understanding how to plan and cultivate sustainability at the community and city level, taking into consideration the environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Explores and analyzes policy instruments, planning tools, and strategies from around the world for engaging people and institutions in building sustainable communities. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
At the end of the course, students will be in a position to:
- Identify, synthesize, and apply key theories and practices that inform the field of sustainable community development;
- Examine, question, and evaluate real-world cases and challenges faced by communities, in a strategic, long-term, and systemic way;
- Design, plan, and apply effective policies and methods to move citizens and governments towards local sustainability; and
- Express the above through a variety of soft and hard skills related to research, problem-solving, presenting, analysis-synthesis, holistic and design thinking, collaborating, mind-mapping, and more.
- Assignments 80%
- Discussion forum 20%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Students will need a computer and access to the Internet.
There are several core resources to support your learning in this course:
- Course required readings
- Required videos
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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