Climate Change and Sustainable Business Futures (9469.1)
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|School Of Management||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sustainable business;
2. Understand and critically assess the inter-relationships between businesses and their natural, social, cultural and economic environments and how these affect business's sustainable futures;
3. Understand and analyse the implications of climate change for business in Australia and globally; and
4. Evaluate planning and management strategies, policies and industry practices designed to mitigate and / or adapt to climate change and thus to produce more sustainable futures.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesCompletion of 24cp.
Equivalent units7014 Strategic Tourism Management.
Assumed knowledgeStudents undertaking this unit will have completed 12 units encompassing a range of tourism, events, business and other discipline areas.
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Recommended - it would be useful to have access to this textbook:
Moscardo, G. et al. (2013) Sustainability in Australian Business: Principles and Practice. Wiley: Milton, Qld.
- There are several copies in the library available on short loan, and some chapters are available through the Unit Moodle site.
Other relevant publications may include (most of these are e-books):
Christoff, P. (ed.) (2014) Four Degrees of Global Warming. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxford, UK
Garnaut, R. (2008) The Garnaut Climate Change Report. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK
Gergis, J. (2018) Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia. Melbourne University Press: Melbourne, Australia.
Harding, R, Hendriks, C.M. and Faruqi, M (2009) Environmental Decision-Making: Exploring Complexity and Context. Federation Press: Annandale, NSW
Hume, M. (2009) Why We Disagree about Climate Change. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2013) Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Available at www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2014a) Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Available at www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2014b) Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Available at www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/
Knight, E. (2013) Why We Argue about Climate Change. Redback: Collingwood, Vic
Lomborg, B. (2007) Cool it: The Sceptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming. The Sceptical Marshall Cavendish: London
Machin A. (2013) Negotiating Climate Change: Radical Democracy and the Illusion of Consensus. Zed Book: London
Measham, T. and Lockie, S. (eds.) (2012) Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood, Vic
Oreskes, N. and Conway, E.M. (2010) Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. Bloomsbury Press: NY
Painter, J. (2013) Climate Change in the Media: Reporting Risk and Uncertainty. IB Taurus & Co: London
Pelling, M. (2011) Adaptation to Climate Change. Routledge: London
Pittock, B (2005) Climate Change: Turning Up the Heat. Earthscan / CSIRO: Collingwood, Vic
Schipper, E.L.F and Burton, I. (2009) The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change. Earthscan: London.
Schneider, S.H., Rosencranz, A., Mastrandrea, M.D. and Kuntz-Duriseti, K. (2010) Climate Change Science and Policy. Island Press: Washington DC
Wright, C. & Nyberg, D. (2015) Climate Change, Capitalism & Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit you must both:
- Attempt each item of assessment; and
- Achieve an overall score of 50% or more
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assessment Item 2 is undertaken in class.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (179466)
- Winter Term, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (178952)
- Term 4, 2017, On-Campus, UCI - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (173474)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (167225)
- Winter Term, 2017, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (173969)
- Term 3, 2016, On-Campus, UCI - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (158984)
- Winter Term, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (152311)
- Winter Term, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (141030)