Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3143: Global Sustainability Challenges

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Global policy challenges
  • Governance theoretical frameworks
  • Sustainable development - conceptual and policy responses
  • An overview of the MDGs, SDGs and critical targets
  • Eradicating poverty and hunger
  • Improving health
  • Ensuring access to clean water
  • Promoting clean energy
  • Creating sustainable cities
  • Preserving the oceans
  • Climate action

Lesson-drawing on policy responses

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching2211 x 2 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study58Directed reading
Guided Independent Study10To complete the formative research poster proposal
Guided Independent Study30To complete the poster
Guided Independent Study30To complete the policy memo

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).