In the Global and Regional Sustainability unit, you will learn about the various environmental challenges that our world is currently facing, both on a global and regional scale.
By studying this online unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University, you will gain a better understanding of the global implications of issues such as rapidly growing populations, urban sprawl, the energy crisis, and global warming. The unit also examines deforestation, the loss of species, and the use of toxic chemicals in regional areas.
This unit will give you a global and regional perspective on how these concerns are intertwined and how a sustainable development framework is needed to meet these challenges. Furthermore you will discover how technology, community values and global and regional sustainability institutions are essential in building a sustainable future.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to examine and critically analyse the many interacting facets of sustainability and understand multiple ways of moving towards a more sustainable world. You will learn these things as they relate on both a global and regional level, and be able to analyse the socio-economic and ecological dimensions that affect sustainable development.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because it is considered an academically equivalent:
Global & Regional Sustainability
Areas of study
In this Global and Regional Sustainability unit, the topics you will study include:
Global and regional sustainability: introduction and overview
Population, demographic transition and sustainable lifestyles
Food and agriculture
Climate change, cities and energy
Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Participation in sustainability
Global governance for sustainability
Economic systems and sustainability
Hope for the future
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit in Global and Regional Sustainability will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of global and regional sustainability issues, which are relevant and important in numerous roles across both the public and private sector. By having an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting sustainability, you will be well equipped to work with government departments on environmental policies, projects and initiatives; and you will also be able to work with international agencies that handle global environmental issues.
Furthermore, this unit will also be an excellent foundation for a career in academic research or even in a commercial environment.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Global and Regional Sustainability from Murdoch University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAÕs full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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