GE2240 - Sustainable Development in China and its Global Impact

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Marketing
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is designed to introduce the students to current sustainable development issues in China and its global impact. After thirty-year rapid economic growth, China is facing many challenges and threats in recent years, including environmental problems such as pollution, social problems such as income inequality, as well as economic slowdown. These areas are widely referred as the triple bottom lines of sustainable development. The course mainly focuses on practical issues, and topics include (1) the concept of sustainable development; (2) China’s development journey in the past 30 years; (3) sustainability development in China; and (4) challenges to sustainability development in China and its impact on the global issues. We will look into some real cases to illustrate both problems and solutions. An interactive teaching method will be adopted in this course through a variety of learning activities such as class discussion, debate, oral presentation, and guest talks.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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