About this unit
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.
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- Global & Regional Sustainability
Course pathwaysThis unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University
- 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
- Ecological restoration
- Participation in sustainability
- Global governance for sustainability
- Civil society
- Economic systems and sustainability
- Hope for the future
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.