Sustainability concepts in science and practice

“Sustainability concepts in science and practice”, Munster University of Applied Sciences (since 2014)

  • Lecturer: Sylvia Lorek
  • Program: Masters degree in home economics; Non-mandatory
  • Focus: Overview of sustainable consumption literature, politics and levels of activity, and gaining an understanding on the role home economists (Oecotrophologen) can play in the context of sustainability.
  • Class size: up to 20 students
  • Content:
  • Recognizing core elements in different concepts of sustainability like:
    • Integrated Product Policy
    • Industrial Ecology
    • Political ecology
    • Environmental Economics
    • Ecological Economics
    • Degrowth
    • Sufficiency
  • Evaluation process:
    • Oral presentation and essay – agreement on topics based on group interests developed during the kick-off session