ARCH41020 World Heritage and Sustainable Development

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module will examine what 'sustainable development' is, considering how natural and cultural heritage can influence and be influenced by the three pillars of sustainability, an how these affect the management of heritage assests. We will outline and evaluate the effectiveness of international initiatives including the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: 1) Define sustainable development and sustainability; 2) Understand key international strategies for achieving sustainable development; 3) Identify the role of culture within the three pillars of sustainable development; and 4) Explain how cultural and natural heritage assets can contribute to achieving sustainable development

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, case studies, group work and presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Primary Degree

Learning Exclusions:


Learning Recommendations:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Sustainable Development (ZOOL40190)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: 2000 -2500 word essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Project: Project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assignment & class presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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UCD School of Archaeology use standard feedback sheets for all modules. Your feedback is provided on this form - the form also contains feed forward details - this will help you think about how you could improve your approach in future assignments.