Global Sustainability, Minor
- Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0196
Western Sydney University Minor Code: SM2054.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
The Global Sustainability minor provides a unique, signature learning experience for students involving local and global partners committed to sustainable development. The minor explores the interrelationship between humans and the natural and built environment from multiple paradigms. Students will investigate the grand challenge of achieving a sustainable society and in the process become future thinkers and innovators. Global Sustainability involves the choice of three sustainability subjects from five different schools and a social action internship which can be based regionally or internationally. The minor is recognised by and cobranded with the United Nations University’s Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Internal||Neil Perry|
|Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street||Internal||Neil Perry|
The Global Sustainability Minor requires students to complete 40 credit points in an interdisciplinary program. Students must complete the core subject BEHV 2007 Internship and Community Engagement, plus three of the alternate subjects listed below.
|BEHV 2007||Internship and Community Engagement||10|
|Select three of the following:||30|
|Science of the Anthropocene|
|Globalisation and Sustainability|
|Education for Sustainability|
|Philosophy and Environment|
|Total Credit Points||40|
Please note that students may be required to attend a campus that is not their home campus.
Students completing the minor with 60 hours of a social action project in their Internship and an online sustainability bootcamp will receive a Global Sustainability Graduate Award recognised by the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development, a global network acknowledged by the United Nation’s University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).