Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Sustainability, Technology and Society

Sustainability, Technology and Society

The Major aims to take students on a historical, philosophical, scientific, techno-scientific, cultural and practical journey into the concept of sustainability. The predicament faced by an increasing and more affluent human population on our finite planet Earth, particularly crises induced by the inseparable daily use of technology on a global scale, make the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development key to our future success as a species and amongst the most hotly debated topics of contemporary society. The debates cry out for logical and knowledgeable leadership and a better educated populace that can make informed judgments and decisions. Therefore, it lays the ground work for those who wish to work or go on further specialist studies in sustainability, by providing some more focused knowledge concerning the environment, necessary for today’s corporate culture and essential to policy making.

 

Selected Major Courses

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Law and Ethics
  • Global Ecosystem and Human Influence
  • Innovation and Technologies for Sustainable Development
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Popular Culture and the Consumerist Society
  • The Anthropocene
  • The Home Planet: An Introduction to Earth Systems
  • Urbanisation and Sustainable Development in China
  • World Cities and Sustainable Development