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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)....

Top reviews

KF

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.

JW

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 Cédric B

Oct 05, 2015

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

By Hamed V

Feb 24, 2016

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

By Dr A A

Jan 02, 2017

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

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 03, 2019

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

By Jenny B

Jan 06, 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!

By Gonzalo G G

Mar 13, 2016

Great content! Very interesting course and well explained and organized. thanks!

By Roberto G B

Oct 30, 2017

very broad, but focus on important subjects as sustainability is a vast theme

By Nicole L

Apr 04, 2016

I learned more than I had hoped for. Thank you so much Dr. Jonathan Tomkin.

By Santiago A V

Apr 10, 2018

Very complete information about past, present and future of sustainability.

By Md S A

Sep 17, 2017

The course materials were very good. Overall, I really enjoyed this course.

By Yoshida M

Jul 15, 2018

It gave me a good overview of sustainability, key terms and the future.

By Alba C

Nov 12, 2019

Great. Simply, a course that everyone has to do. Simple and necessary.

By Beatrice B

Jul 22, 2019

Very precise, detailed course on top of being incredibly interesting!

By Cecilia G

Oct 09, 2016

Creo que es un herramienta sumamente valiosa para cualquier individuo

By SOFÍA H M

Jun 23, 2016

A brillian insight to sustainability and all the elements around it.

By Jason H

Sep 28, 2015

Excellent course and material. Really enjoyed this one. Thank you.

By Nedelia F

Nov 21, 2015

Great course! Perfect overview of sustainability's key elements.

By Ediron W

Nov 08, 2015

excelente.... really really good I saw all videos in one night.

By Cuauhtémoc O C

Jun 15, 2017

Muy profundamente se aborda la sostenibilidad. Muy recomendado

By Jack G

Dec 31, 2015

Excellent introduction to the basic concepts of sustainability

By Disha M D

Jul 24, 2019

A really good course with amazing and apt knowledge provided!

By Mustafa Ö

Apr 20, 2016

It is a very clear picture of a global issue, sustainability.

By Anne-Laure M

Mar 25, 2019

Awsome, interesting, well structured. I strongly recommend.