Course Description

How big is your ecological footprint? How quickly are we as humans exhausting the world’s natural resources? What can we do to stop it or at least slow it down?

This introductory course explores the impact of human activity on the planet and ways to ensure a sustainable future for everyone. Learn what you can do to help the environment, the people and the economy, locally to globally, to ensure a future. Explore different perspectives including social responsibility, environmental protection, and economic practice to discover how all the components are interconnected. Investigate new ways to create sustainable development and explore solutions to ensure our future.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the social, ecological, economic, cultural and political dimensions of sustainability

  2. Identify the benefits (promise) of and the barriers (challenges) to sustainability

  3. Explain the diverse ways in which sustainability is practised in real world situations

  4. Describe how sustainability will be implemented in their personal and/or professional lives

  5. Critically assess claims of sustainability using related tools and measures


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Jan 28, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $649.00
Reading List / Textbook
Required textbook
Title: Introduction to Sustainability
Edition: 2nd.
Author: Martin Mulligan
Publisher: Routhledge - Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN: 9781138698307


Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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