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Upon successful completion of the course, students will become familiar with current and emerging global issues related to Sustainable Development Goals, be equipped to analyze critical dimensions of sustainable development in the context of both industrialized and developing countries, and be cognizant of the key spatial and temporal connections and their integration for successful policy and practice of sustainable development.
The course will be divided into four modules, one for each pillar of Sustainable Development: Economic Well-Being, Environmental Protection, Social Inclusion, and Governance for Sustainable Development.
Thereafter, each module will be divided into 3 sections, starting with (i) a Global Thought Leader to provide a current overview of the module, followed by (ii) another world expert to lead a deeper dive into the module, and concluding with (iii) a practitioner currently applying the SDGs in action to offer a perspective from the front lines.
An interactive discussion in real time course on Zoom across 20 Universities.
Global Thought Leaders will speak for at least 45 minutes, and any remaining time will be devoted to Q&A between classrooms and the speaker;
Experts and Practitioners will speak for a shorter period than the Global Thought Leaders, at which time we will open up to live Q&A and interactive discussion among participating classrooms.
*This module is a core for those registered for the UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN. Students on this course take this module fully online. All students registered for this module have full access to all of the digital resources on the SDG Academy and access to the UN SDSN Network.
*We will also follow lectures by Prof Jeff Sachs from Columbia University on the Lancet Commission on COVID19 and undertake a small project for the Commission.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Four Policy Briefs for Global Classroom
||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: SDG Academy Assessment||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Project for Lancet Commission||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback given after each policy brief /assessment graded, if student wishes.
|Dr Aparajita Banerjee||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|