Study Programmes 2016-2017
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Duration :
18h Th, 6h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in population and development studies (120 ECTS)3
Master in environmental science and management (120 ECTS)2
Lecturer :
Pierre M. Stassart
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
This course introduces to sustaibale development in four stages : 1. Major challenges : - climate change - biodoversity - food 2. the concept of development and the way to sustainable development : conceptual and historical aspects 3. three dilemmas of sustainability : - prevention / precaution - non renewable resources : preserve or substitute
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
1. knowledge acquisition on the history and controverse of sustainable development.
2. Toi understand th concept of sustainability, its ambiguities, its dilemmas - to sketch the historical stances of the concept - to define sustainable development regarding to othe theories - to define the main concepts included in sustainability (precaution, participation, solidarity, and so on)
3. to critically examine biodiversity, climate change and food
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
No pre required
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Cinq half days of presentation by the teacher
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
detailed lectures
Recommended or required readings :
pwpt & Syllabus
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written examination
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Active participation is required
Contacts :
Pierre Stassart Campus Arlon tel : 063 230 816 mail :