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Tantárgy adatlap

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

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A tantárgy kódja: KOZNXV4VI94
A tantárgy megnevezése (magyarul): Climate Change and Sustainable Development
A tantárgy neve (angolul): Climate Change and Sustainable Development
A tanóra száma (Előadás + szeminárium + gyakorlat + egyéb): előadás + gyakorlat
Kreditérték: 6
A tantárgy meghirdetésének gyakorisága: őszi félélv
Az oktatás nyelve: angol
Előtanulmányi kötelezettségek: nincs
A tantárgy típusa: kollokvium
Tantárgyfelelős tanszék: Marketing Tanszék
A tantárgyfelelős neve: Dr. Zsóka Ágnes

A tantárgy szakmai tartalma: The course aims to highlight the most important issues of Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Due to the challenges of our rapidly changing world like mitigation of and adaptation at climate change impacts, the need for radical (system) innovation, or solving social, environmental and economic problems simultaneously, the triple bottom line has become both an issue at international policy making levels and a business case in the corporate world. The course focuses on complex global issues and their interconnections, aiming to provide perspectives and a set of tools on how to manage those issues.

Évközi tanulmányi követelmények: In groups of 3, students have to elaborate the climate strategy of a specific country/region (distributed in the class: e.g. USA, China, Russia, Europe, Africa, South-America, SIDS, Oil states, etc.), prepare a background paper (20 pages) and a presentation (10-15 minutes) of the chosen region.
Paper and presentation should be uploaded into the moodle until the deadline (Week 10).
After student groups presented their strategy and position, there will be a role play of a climate summit, where the aim is to come to an agreement about global climate policy for the future. Students have to negotiate with each other on climate issues and imitate real-world negotiation process. The ultimate goal is to find a global solution to climate change, take the right measures on policy level and effectively utilise the tools of adaptation and mitigation.

Vizsgakövetelmény: Based on the literature and discussed topics (slides).

Az értékelés módszere: Grades are earned by the students based on their class attendance, class participation, their achievements in the assignments and final exam.

Individual essay plus participation in the related discussion: 10%
Group assignment: Background paper (20 pages) and presentation: 30%
Class attendance (active participation) and role play: 10%
Final exam: 50 %

Tananyag leírása: The course is based on a systematic combination of lectures, guest lectures and seminars. The lectures follow a specific structure, focusing on the most relevant issues of climate change and sustainability are presented by the course leaders and guest lecturers. The guest lecturers are professionals who provide an up-to-date insight into the policy making or the theories.
The issues presented in the class are always discussed with the students; reflection and feedback build a very important part of the course.
Assignments also serve the in-depth understanding of most crucial and debated sustainability and climate issues. The complex assignment, supported by the lectures aims to systematically build up the world of global negotiations on climate change.
Required literature is intended to help students elaborate homework assignment, prepare for the next class as well as for the exam. Required literature must be supplemented by individually acquired information.
Students are expected to be continuously present during the course and actively participate in discussions – their performance is evaluated and integrated into the grading procedure.
At the end of the course students have to take an exam, which is primarily aims at testing the intended learning outcomes, especially the ability of students to formulate a well-based and well-structured opinion on ambiguous sustainability- and climate change-related issues, to use a convincing argumentation which reflects both their knowledge and understanding.

Órarendi beosztás: 

Kompetencia leírása: • Understanding the essence of sustainable development.
• Understanding why it is necessary to integrate social and environmental aspects with economic objectives.
• Understanding the most important motives and influential factors behind the global and regional policy making on climate change issues.
• Becoming familiar with the sustainable development strategy of countries.
• Learn about how to prepare multilateral environment-related agreements.
• Based on negotiation training and a role play assignment, getting skills in negotiating.

Félévközi ellenőrzések: 

A hallgató egyéni munkával megoldandó feladatai: Finding an up-to-date scientific paper (15-20 pages long) in a serious, peer reviewed journal which is dealing with the methods of regulating climate change. Writing an essay of 5-6 pages where the student summarizes the main points and message of the paper, plus expresses his/her opinion, by commenting on it with pro and contra arguments.

Szak neve: International Economy and Business MA

Kötelező irodalom:

  • 1. Backgound papers, reports on previous climate summits
  • 2. Journal articles, plus papers of the guest lecturers – to be uploaded into the moodle
  • 3. Specified chapters from the book:
  • Gábor Kutasi (ed.): Price of Unsustainability (book distributed in class, available at the course leader)

Ajánlott irodalom:

  • To be determined during the course.
Ajánlott irodalmak:
Kötelező irodalmak:

A tantárgy oktatói:

Dr. Zsóka Ágnes

Utolsó módosítás:


Kurzus kódTipusFélévOktatói
EElmélet2017/18/1Dr. Zsóka Ágnes
GGyakorlat2017/18/1Dr. Zsóka Ágnes
VKVizsgakurzus2017/18/1Dr. Zsóka Ágnes

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