BGS161 - Building A Sustainable Future
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|Last revision date||Mar 19, 2013 10:08:15 AM|
|Last review date||Mar 19, 2013 10:08:15 AM|
Building A Sustainable Future
A practical overview and brief history of global environmental problems, and how they can be understood and addressed through a broad-based understanding of sustainability; how individual and collective acts can move society towards a sustainable future; how the design and management of the built environment is critical to achieving a sustainable future.
One subject credit.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
- distinguish between root causes of environmental degradation
- acquire an understanding of the meaning of sustainability, including environmental, economic, social and cultural applications.
- differentiate the manner in which individual lifestyle choices impact sustainability.
- compare how design elements, operations and renovation of the built environment impacts on environmental sustainability.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.