SUST201-14S2 (C) Semester Two 2014

Resilience and Sustainability

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 14 July 2014
End Date: Sunday, 16 November 2014
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 25 July 2014
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 October 2014

This occurrence is not offered


This course will provide students with the tools to understand how to integrate the insights from various disciplines around the emerging fields of sustainability and resilience. It will introduce sustainability and resilience as concepts which have recently gained prominence as societies deal with rapid social and environmental change. Students will apply interdisciplinary knowledge to a local problem. The emphasis is on establishing skills that students can take into their other courses of study and their future workplaces.

The theme of the course in 2014 is food sustainability and the resilience of local food systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • The facility to define, apply and critique the concepts of resilience and sustainability

  • An understanding of how global, local and indigenous processes and perspectives affect resilience and sustainability

  • An ability to integrate understandings of resilience and sustainability from a range of disciplines and apply these towards resolving a local, community-based issue

  • Enhanced transferable skills, such as critical analysis, communication, cooperative learning relationships and community engagement

  • Community engagement is a key activity in the course, and students will work in groups with a cluster of Christchurch community organisations that promote food sustainability and the resilience of local food systems. Attendance is required at a workshop to meet the community organisations on Monday 28 July, 6-8pm.


Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and colleges page

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,563.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All SUST201 Occurrences

  • SUST201-14S2 (C) Semester Two 2014 - Not Offered