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Sustainable Development Courses

SD 201 - Introduction to Development and Sustainability (3)

A critical introduction to various approaches to development and sustainability. Examines the impacts of major drivers of environmental change caused by development processes, and offers selected case studies from around the world illustrating policy and practical challenges to implementing sustainable development measures at various scales. Students with credit for DEVS 201 cannot take SD 201 for further credit.

SD 281 - Introduction to Sustainable Community Development (3)

First required course for the SCD Certificate. Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development; rationale for alternative approaches; varying interpretations of community and of development; and essential components for creating local economic development strategies. Sustainable Community Development is introduced as a framework to meet current social and economic needs while ensuring adequate resources are available for future generations. Prerequisite: 30 units or SCD Certificate program approval or permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Not permitted for credit toward the SCD Post Baccalaureate Diploma. Corequisite: Students may not complete this course concurrently with upper division SD courses. Students with credit for SCD 201 or REM 201 or REM 281 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

SD 381 - Sustainable Community Development Theory and Practice (4)

A theoretical foundation for understanding sustainable development at the community level, including an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Emphasizes economic and policy instruments, and planning tools, for engaging in and implementing SCD. Prerequisite: SCD certificate program approval and SCD 201 or REM 201 or REM 281 or SD 281 or SCD diploma program approval or completion of 60 units or permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

SD 401 - Issues, Concepts and Cases in Development and Sustainability (4)

An in-depth critical examination of contemporary challenges to effective governance for sustainable development within the context of global north-south relations. Assesses the prospects for sustainable solutions in relation to selected problem-solving thematic areas and case studies at various scales involving student-led dialogues. Prerequisite: 60 units. Students with credit for DEVS 401 or ENV 401 may not take this course for further credit.

SD 481 - Social Enterprise for Sustainable Community Development (4)

Third required course for the SCD Certificate. Introduction to the theory and practice of social enterprise within a SCD context, including the appropriate form of social enterprise for a particular purpose. Prerequisite: SD 381 or SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381, or permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for SCD 401 or REM 401 or REM 481 may not complete this course for further credit.

SD 483 - Leadership in Sustainable Community Development (4)

Fourth required course for the SCD Certificate. Concerned with approaches SCD leaders require as agents of change, including: tackling complex community issues in addition to offering innovative tools for engaging others in meaningful collaboration processes. Prerequisite: SD 381 or SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381, or permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for SCD 403 or REM 403 or REM 483 may not complete this course for further credit.

SD 491 - Directed Studies in Sustainable Development (4)

Designed to permit students to expand their knowledge base and apply their critical thinking in sustainable development. Open to all SD students. Certificate and Minor students must apply for special permission to take this course. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for DEVS 403 or SCD 412 may not take this course for further credit.

SD 494 - Project in Sustainable Development (4)

Provides students an opportunity to apply ideas and models acquired in the program to a practical problem in sustainable development. Required for SCD PBD students. Certificate students must apply for special permission to take this course. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for SCD 404 may not take this course for further credit.

SD 499 - Special Topics in Sustainable Development (4)

A specific topic within the field of sustainable development, not covered by regularly scheduled, required courses in the program. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for DEVS 402 or SCD 410 with the same topic may not take this course for further credit.

SD 801 - Issues, Concepts & Cases in Development and Sustainability (5)

A multidisciplinary survey of the issues that confront scholars and practitioners in development and sustainability, the major theories and concepts, and the methods used to analyze and interpret data, with a focus on historical and contemporary case studies. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a graduate program at SFU. Students with credit for DEVS 801 cannot take SD 801 for further credit.

SD 802 - Selected Topics in Sustainable Development (5)

Intensive analysis or a particular topic in the fields of development and sustainability, intended for advanced students in the DEVS Graduate Certificate program. Prerequisite: To be in good standing in DEVS Certificate program. Students are expected to have completed SD 801, or may be taking it concurrently. Students with credit for DEVS 802 cannot take SD 802 for further credit.

SD 803 - Directed Studies in Sustainable Development (5)

Independent reading, research and/or field placement in the fields of development and sustainability, defined in consultation with a supervising instructor, and the Director of the program. This course is intended for advanced students in the DEVS Graduate Certificate program. Prerequisite: To be in good standing in DEVS Certificate program. Students are expected to have completed SD 801, or may be taking it concurrently. Students with credit for DEVS 803 cannot take SD 803 for further credit.