Spring 2021 - REM 381 OL01
Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)
Class Number: 8415
Delivery Method: Remote
Engages students in 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 SD 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.
Course Format: Asynchronous lectures and tutorials (online).
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.
- Quizzes 10%
- Assignment 1 15%
- Assignment 2 15%
- Assignment 3 15%
- Assignment 4 15%
- Report 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Students will need a computer and access to the internet.
Required readings are available on-line (Canvas), through library, or will be emailed to students via the course email list. Students are not required to purchase a textbook.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).