SEE4206 - Social Perspectives of Environmental Science and Engineering

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

The course aims to provide science and engineering students an introduction to qualitative social science skills that allow issues such as quality of live, social sustainability of environmental projects to be evaluated. How can we evaluate the lived experience of individuals and communities and citizens in response to projects that seek to address environmental problems they face in modern day cities? The course takes a participatory approach to understanding and assessing social sustainability, built on shared knowledge and values. The course enables the students to develop an understanding of social sustainability and the assessment of sustainability projects: critical awareness, varied conceptualisations and a multitude of perspectives.  Topics covered include, Quality of life and well-being; Stakeholder and community engagement; Researching the social world: theories and methods; Sustainable lifestyles and sustainable behaviours; Social values of the urban environment, Qualitative Research Methodology.

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

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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