SENS301-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Sustainability Transitions, Transformations and Agents of Change

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course supports students to work as transdisciplinary scholars, thinking critically about how individuals, communities, entrepreneurs, firms, non-governmental organisations and governments (at multiple scales) can effect change for sustainability, and learning to synthesize and apply knowledge for sustainable and regenerative social, economic and environmental transformations. Sustainability problems, incorporating diverse values, knowledge and ways of seeing the world are often inherently conflictual. In this course students will learn tools to address these conflictual sustainability problems. The course will consider how to listen across significant differences of life experience and professional training and how to build network supports, identify stakeholders, develop resources and policies for implementation and evaluation to create or co-create a sustainability action plans for an applied field problem. The course will include an overnight field trip and opportunity to develop to applied research methods in a project about sustainable transitions.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 526
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Meremere 526
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,687.00

International fee $7,900.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SENS301 Occurrences

  • SENS301-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024