Courses Master Display 2022-2023

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Course title Scenario Analysis
Course code SSP4014
ECTS credits 1,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 5-9-2022 14-10-2022
2 31-10-2022 9-12-2022
Level no level
Coordinator Astrid Offermans
For more information: a.offermans@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
After studying the SA skills course the students are able to:
* Apply some widely-used methods/tools of sustainability assessment;
* Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and pitfalls of these methods/tools;
* Reflect on the contribution of the methods/tools to a sustainability assessment.
Description
Sustainability Assessment (SA) can be defined as a structured process dealing with a sustainability issue, using knowledge from various scientific disciplines and/or stakeholders, such that integrated insights are made available to decision makers. Applying SA in practice requires specific skills. The aim of this skills course is that students learn to apply some widely-used methods/tools of SA, and become familiar with its rules of application, strengths, and pitfalls.

One of the core questions in sustainability science is "How can the future be scanned in a creative, rigorous and policy-relevant manner that reflects the normative character of sustainability and incorporates different perspectives?" (Swart et al 2004). This course offers insight and practical exercise in key foresight approaches such as trend analyses and scenario development.
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Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Sustainability Science, Policy and Society Compulsory Skill(s)