731134 Basics of sustainable development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Falkner, Katharina , Leonhardt, Heidrun Else , Laa, Elisabeth
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


Sustainability: basics and principles (why sustainability, what means sustainability, sustainability dimensions, concepts, SDGs, measuring sustainability)
Multi-perspective thinking
Theory of science and epistemology

Multi-perspective thinking using the examples:
- Free trade and globalization
- Renewable energies
- Technological progress
- GDP growth, environment, well-being
- Foreign direct investment in land / land grabbing
- CBA and monetary valuation
- Consumer sovereignty
- Sustainability and entrepreneurship

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Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Ability to reflect and classify basic knowledge about the topic "sustainability" (word origin, concepts, etc.)
Ability to think multi-perspectively ("critically")
Ability to recognize different points of view and their backgrounds and to classify them
Ability to deal with trade-offs and ambiguity
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.