University College Ghent
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Sustainable Development (English language)34177/4701/2122/1/09
Study guide

Sustainable Development (English language)

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • International Curriculum Business, Retail and Languages, programme stage 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 75,00 hours
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Brusselle Joeri
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 or Semester 2

Final objectives

can analyse sustainability aspects of products and of organisations (from the point of view of environment) and indicate roads to improvement


can name and interpret key concepts and indicators of sustainable development
can indicate global system errors (eg lack of closed cycles, inequality, disproportionate ecological footprint)
can name the power sources for sustainable development (at an international / local level, within a top-down / bottom-up approach) and identify the required changes for transition
can recognize the ecological, social and economic aspects and their relationship in current social themes
can analyze and evaluate sustainability issues an systemic, future-oriented and holistic way
can indicate directions for transition


concepts, visions, principles and indicators of sustainable development, system errors, system and holistic thinking, future thinking,ecological footprint, challenges in sustainable development

Organisation of education

Contactonderwijs24,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Learning dialogue
  • Activating lecture


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleWritten examination100,00
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2021 () or 15.03.2022 ()