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About the Course

This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. This subject is of vital importance, seeking as it does to uncover the principles of the long-term welfare of all the peoples of the planet. As sustainability is a cross-disciplinary field of study, this foundation requires intellectual breadth: as I describe it in the class text, understanding our motivations requires the humanities, measuring the challenges of sustainability requires knowledge of the sciences (both natural and social), and building solutions requires technical insight into systems (such as provided by engineering, planning, and management)....

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Dec 18, 2016

It is a well prepared course. Contents are carefully organized and plenty of concepts and examples are included and analyzed. Overall, it is a excellent course to get an overview of sustainability.

Nov 28, 2015

This was my first Coursera course, and I wasn't sure what to expect; but was very pleased with the organization, timescale things were run on, and overall neutrality of the course. Very well done!

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By Kevin A Q M

Apr 29, 2016

Muy buen curso para entender el sentido de sostenibilidad y cómo hacer frente riesgos futuros.

By Daniel T

Nov 15, 2015

excellent course, content and professor. Very enlightening material delivered very digestibly.

By Kaniz F

Nov 2, 2020

It was very wonderful course I read here perfectly making us understand what the topic about.

By Deepika K

Oct 2, 2020

Informative introductory course, setting a good foundation for thinking about sustainability.

By Denise G

May 13, 2020

Interesting study! I've learned a lot and goes way beyond my previous sustainability mindset.

By Silvana P

Feb 13, 2020

I am very happy about this course. It was very well done and I really enjoyed it. Many thanks

By Leandro B

Feb 2, 2016

O curso permite novas abordagens, bem como desenvolver novas visões sobre a sustentabilidade.

By Khalid I

Oct 15, 2020

A concise introductory course for both students and professionals alike. Highly recommended.

By Samantha L S E

May 23, 2020

A very engaging course that covers broad concepts and is thought-provoking at the same time!

By Federica S

Jun 15, 2020

a very interesting course, that provides a broad knowledge of the topic of sustainability

By Madhur S

Apr 21, 2020

Great Course for beginners and Extremely well structured by Dr. Tomkins and the University

By Gabriel S G

Jan 9, 2016

Superou minhas expectativas, abrangendo áreas que não imaginei que estudaria sobre a área.

By Sujith V

Aug 6, 2019

It was personally an eye-opener towards sustainability for me in so many ways. Thank you.

By Cédric B

Oct 5, 2015

Great material, very interesting courses, I would highly recommend this course to anyone!

By Kesmat E D

May 6, 2020

Very insightful! I enjoyed every moment of this course and I would totally recommend it.

By Hamed V

Feb 24, 2016

It was great! Especially, Prof, Tompkin is conveying the fact in a very tangible manner.

By Akash k

Jun 21, 2020

It was an amazing course, easy to understand and follow with course.

very much satisfied

By Ava C

Jan 16, 2021

Good to provide an overview of the issue, with a variety of information for reference.

By Dr A A

Jan 1, 2017

Highly recommended for who wants to know multidisciplinary linkages of sustainability.

By Sumit K M

May 11, 2020

Really a nice course. Instructor is very nice and easily explains difficult concepts.

By Alejandro S M

Aug 13, 2016

Great course, very interesting and explained in a very friendly and easy way. Thanks!

By Kamal H

Jul 3, 2019

I liked this course especially the way how they teach key points, Thank you Coursera

By Ye P O

Sep 15, 2020

Very much helpful to those who want to start learning about Sustainability concept.

By Jenny B

Jan 5, 2020

Answered a lot of my questions and taught me about how life works. Really loved it.

By Miguel R

Jan 17, 2017

A very interesting and complete MOOC regarding Sustainability, should be mandatory!