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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 19, 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 29, 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 Barbara C

Mar 19, 2020

Very interesting course; extremely eye-opening. I

By Luza Z

Aug 07, 2017

nice course. interesting themes to sustainability

By Nagendra S R

Jun 20, 2020

Very informational and thought-provoking course

By Tirtha B

Jun 14, 2020

One must attempt this course. Very well taught.


Aug 17, 2020

very informative course. Its worth the time.

By Reni A

Oct 02, 2015

Memberi banyak pengetahuan baru dan ide baru

By Luis F S

Sep 26, 2020

It is a good course, but needs an update.

By James C

Aug 15, 2017

Great introduction to sustainability.

By Upasana P S

Jul 22, 2020

very informative and engaging course

By Sachin S p

Jul 06, 2020

Course was great . Very informative.

By Sameeksha b

Jun 22, 2020

It was a great experience learning !

By Elisavet P

Oct 01, 2016

Easy to follow and informative. :)


Jun 01, 2020

Excellent work

By Godithi S L P

Jul 06, 2020

Nice course

By Mehedi H

May 07, 2020


By Alessandro

May 05, 2020

Good course

By T R P

Apr 11, 2020

good course

By Lena A K

May 08, 2017

Good Course

By Vedantari L

Oct 22, 2020

its good .

By Thais C

Feb 12, 2016


By Taysa s

Oct 09, 2020

Very good


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Jun 21, 2020