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Society and Sustainable Development

Sociology; Social Sciences
Open for application
2 ECTS

MODULE TYPE: SDG11 

MODULE DESCRIPTION

This micro model aims at exploring, at first, the relationships between Society and Environment at several levels (e.g. society-environment interactions; mutual influences; social values regarding the environment) and secondly, the different social representations and practices towards sustainability. This will help to understand why some societies and social groups are more willing than others to adopt more sustainable practices and to legitimize and endorse sustainability policies. The micro-module will be developed as follows:
1. Society(ies) and Environment(s) – a brief story of a troubled relationship
2. Social environmental values and practices
3. Society(ies) and Sustainability(ies)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this unit, students will be able to better understand the relationships between Society and Environment at several levels (e.g. society-environment interactions; mutual influences; social values regarding the environment) as well as the different social representations and practices towards the environment and sustainability. Students will be also able to understand the social transformations that sustain changes in social values regarding the environment and sustainable development.

Module Level: Basic

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: Online 

SDG11 Theme: Resilient communities

Open to Life Long Learners: Yes

ECTS: 2

Semester: Spring

Starting date: May 2022

Finishing date: May 2022

Enrollment period: Until 11 April 2022

Participation Form: Fill in the application form available here. For further information please send an email to the Admission Office.

University

University of Aveiro

Participation info

Please fill the form given above. For futher information, please contact the Admissions Office through continua.geral@ua.pt.