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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.

Sep 23, 2020

This course helps me to learn many things about sustainability. By this course, I am more interested in sustainable developments. I expect to learn more about this provided by Dr Johnathan Tomkin.

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By Upasana P S

Jul 22, 2020

very informative and engaging course

By Sachin S p

Jul 6, 2020

Course was great . Very informative.

By Sameeksha b

Jun 22, 2020

It was a great experience learning !

By Elisavet P

Oct 1, 2016

Easy to follow and informative. :)

By Shivam B

Nov 5, 2020

better for online learning


By miguel a g s

Nov 19, 2020

excelente curso


Jun 1, 2020

Excellent work

By Godithi S L P

Jul 5, 2020

Nice course

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May 7, 2020


By Alessandro

May 5, 2020

Good course

By T R P

Apr 11, 2020

good course

By Lena A K

May 7, 2017

Good Course

By Vedantari L

Oct 22, 2020

its good .

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Feb 12, 2016


By Taysa s

Oct 9, 2020

Very good

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By Sugeet M

Aug 10, 2020

The course needs to be updated to reflect the changes during the approx 8 years since it was first created. The data in the coursework and the quizzes in particular is quite dated. Additionally, the language of some of the quiz questions is vague and may not be easily understood by participants whose first language is not English.