731314 Strategies of sustainability

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mitter, Hermine
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


In the seminar we deal with:
- sustainability discourses, their differences and commonalities, and ways to develop them further.
- sustainability strategies of different actors, e.g. individuals, educational institutions, companies, public actors.
- concepts, models or theories to analyze the behavior of different actors.
- selected case studies, which students analyze independently and present in poster presentations.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon successful completion, the students will be able to:
- define selected concepts, models or theories related to sustainable development and explain their advantages and disadvantages.
- apply these concepts, models or theories for specific cases and analyze and evaluate specific applications.
- reflect on personal attitudes and values towards individual sustainability strategies and analyze them with regard to their added value for society as a whole.
- analyze and evaluate sustainability strategies of selected organizations and institutions (e.g. educational institutions) along the dimensions of sustainable development.
- independently refine and enhance sustainability strategies of different actors (e.g. individuals, companies).
- communicate findings and perceptions clearly and value-free.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.