Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
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 4. Theory and practices of the transition.
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
4. to explain theoretically and practically the theory of transition and consequences on governance
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
No pre required
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Six half days of presentation by the teachers
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 :