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MSD-011 Sustainability Science

IGNOU via Swayam

Overview

Sustainability Science is basically defined as an interdisciplinary area that tries to understand the dynamic interaction between nature and society. The course mainly focuses on the genesis and principles of Sustainability Science, its central elements, goals, structure and its growth as a new emerging discipline across the globe. The course also explains the concept and evolution of sustainable development, sustainability indicators and the genesis of integrated holistic sustainable development indices by giving Indian Examples. The basic principles and concepts of Evergreen Revolution, Natural Resource Management at landscape level and participatory management are briefly discussed as an effective approach to Sustainable Development and to achieve SDGs by 2030. The course also provides an insight into age old Indian Ethics on natural environment, the use and abuse of natural resources through technology and the green technology. Course Credit 4 Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Syllabus

Sustainability Science

BLOCK 1: INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Week 1

Principles, concept and Goals of Sustainable Development

Week 2

Global Challenges of sustainable Development and its pathways

BLOCK 2: SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

Week 3

Ecological foundation of Basic human needs

Week 4

Concept of Sustainability Science, SDGs

Week 5

Sustainability Indicators

BLOCK 3: APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Week 6

Natural Resource Management

Week 7

Landscape Ecology

Week 8

Watershed Management

Week 9

Participation in Policy and Planning

BLOCK 4: ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND ETHICS

Week 10

Human Resource Development and Eco-friendly lifestyle

Week 11

Education, Awareness and Environmental Ethics

Week 12

Moving towards Green Technology

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