DSCY10010 Global Development Goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

In this unique, multidisciplinary module, taught by academics from different Colleges and different Schools in UCD, students have the opportunity to learn at first hand about global development. The module takes as its focus the United Nations (UN) agenda for sustainable global development that runs from 2015 to 2030. The agenda includes 17 goals that together aim to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. Students will also hear about research in UCD that will contribute to the achievement of these goals. Taking this module provides an opportunity to learn about topics of critical importance for humanity and the planet.


How will I learn?
• The module uses a range of approaches to teaching and learning including traditional faculty-led seminars, student presentations, experiential learning, classroom role-play and case studies. There will also be a opportunity to take on line courses with the SDG Academy using https://courses.sdgacademy.org/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the 17 UN goals for sustainable development.
• Understand the implications of these goals for sustainable development
• Critically analyse the nature of the gap between the current global situation in relation to poverty, injustice and climate change and the aspirations of the goals.
• Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly with others about the significance of the global development goals
• Understand the importance of different disciplines and professional expertise to the achievement of these goals.
• Understand how local actions in Ireland and UCD can make a difference in the achievement of these goals.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

76

Lectures

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Project
Online learning
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: SDG Academy Course Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

40

Group Project: Policy Brief from SDG Week Project Unspecified n/a Graded No

30

Group Project: Project Proposal Unspecified n/a Graded No

30


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is given in lectures. Individuals can attend office hours for feedback, if needed.

Name Role
Laura Hamm Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 10:00 - 11:50