Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development

A.Y. 2021/2022
3
Max ECTS
24
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/01 AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The Laboratory "Sustainability and Sustainable Development" is intended for students of this University, regardless of faculty of belonging. It is strictly multi- and inter-disciplinary and pivoted on case studies of incidence and global scope. It has a contextual incidence as well, in that the multi and inter-disciplinary teaching aims at enabling the student to individuate the competences in her/his same institution in terms of sustainability management, in order to better use the skills it is offering in order to better accomplish and disseminate sustainable behaviors.
Expected learning outcomes
Via an ascertained attendance at the 75% of the lessons required for the selected credits, and with a final thesis proportionate in its length to the number of credits chosen, is expected to demonstrate the students' comprehension of the essential characteristics of sustainability and know how to apply means and measures of sustainability or evaluate their impact to a case study, even imagining strategies to be applied in the field of study they have undertaken
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
This workshop will always be run online (Ms Teams platform), even in a regime free from pandemic emergencies.
Course syllabus
The laboratory, sponsored by SHuS and By Campus sostenibile-UniMi, is intended for the Students without distinction of faculty affiliation or BA and MA courses. It is a strictly multi- and inter-disciplinary and based on case studies of global impact and scope, but also contextual, that is, putting the student in a position to understand the functioning of the same institution he/she is lives in, and what are the skills it offers in terms of sustainability.
The path has been studied according to an upside-down pyramidal structure: from the environment to the social context, to reach the person and his choices. The goal is to involve students in a participatory way in reflecting, elaborating and reproducing, with active commitment, sustainable behaviours and choices, both over the years of study and in their daily lives and in their life choices and work commitment. The course consists of a session common to all [Brainstorming session] of 8 h and a series of sessions organized in 5 Themes among which a program has been selected for 3 CfU basic course. Students who intend to follow the whole Laboratory can do so and if they want to have the 3 supplementary cfu accredited they must make sure of compatibility with the tutor of the CdL. Some teachings are repeatable, others fixed every year, in order to meet the widest range of expectations, but also the evolution of the concept of sustainability in a path that will develop at least until 2030. The program follows:
BRAINSTORMING SESSION
Brainstorming session Theme 1: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
THE SDGs CHALLENGE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH: M-Ggr/01 - Geography [1:30h]
Brainstorming session Theme 2: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
SOIL QUALITY: (Recycling/Agriculture Group) Geo/04 - Physical geography geomorphology [1:30h]
TREES, CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY: ELEMENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT: AGR/05 - Forest settlement and forestry [1h]
LARGE-SCALE AGRICULTURAL LAND ACQUISITIONS AND WATER GRABBING: ICAR/02 - Hydraulic and maritime constructions and hydrology, PoliMi [1h]
DEFINITION AND IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE: Fis/06 - Physics for the earth system and the circumterrestrial medium [2h]
I Theme: RIGHTS
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: Ius/10 Administrative law [2h]
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY BETWEEN PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES, LOCAL COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Sps/04 - Political science [2h]
II Theme: SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
THE NEW POVERTY: Sps/04 - Political science [2h]
ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES, SOCIAL CRISES AND MIGRATIONS: M-Dea/01 - Demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines [2h]
III Theme: ENERGY IMPACT AND MOBILITY
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS: Secs-P/01 - Political economy [2h]
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: THE COMMITMENT OF UNIMI: Mobility Manager, UniMi [Additional asynchronous deepening]
IV Theme: RECYCLING AND BIO-ECONOMY
BIO-ECONOMY AND CULTURE OF RECYCLING: (Gruppo Ricicla/Agraria) Agr/13 - Chimica agraria [2h]
V Theme: ACCESS TO FOOD, FOOD QUALITY AND LIFESTYLES
APPROPRIATE LIFESTYLES: M-Edf/01 - Methods and didactics of motor activities [2h]
SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION: CHANGES IN CONSUMER CHOICES: Agr/01 - economy and rural valuation [2h]
Prerequisites for admission
Students enrolled from the second of the three-year Degree Courses (max. 100 students accepted) and students of the Master's Degrees (max. 50 students accepted) can enrol on the Lab.
Teaching methods
On-line lessons are mostly in sync (asynchronously only a fixed in-depth study on the university management of sustainable mobility and the lesson of the professor who has a sudden impediment), with the integration of multimedia elements and dissemination of short essential bibliographies by subject.
Teaching Resources
Short bibliographies for each subject will be published on the Lab website https://labsossvil.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/ ; the selected tutor of the thesis, chosen among the Lab professors, will give a specific bibliography about the thesis topic.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The evaluation for approval will be calculated on the verification of the presence at 75% of the lessons of the selected CREDITS (via QR code or test after the end of the Lab) and a THESIS of mx. 10 pages with a part related to the evaluation of the course (1 p.) and the deepening of a case study chosen in agreement with one of the teachers (mx. 10 theses per teacher).
AAA. Plagiarism (i.e. copying parts of other author's texts without quoting them) will be excluded from evaluation.
Accesso al cibo; qualità del cibo; stili di vita
AGR/01 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL - University credits: 0.5
Seminars: 4 hours
Brainstorming session
- University credits: 1
Seminars: 8 hours
Diritti
IUS/01 - PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 0.25
Seminars: 2 hours
Diritti Sostenibilità sociale , politica ed economicaImpatto energetico
SPS/04 - POLITICAL SCIENCE - University credits: 0.75
Seminars: 6 hours
Impatto energetico
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS - University credits: 0.25
Seminars: 2 hours
Riciclo e bioeconomiaAccesso al cibo; qualità del cibo; stili di vita
AGR/13 - AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0.25
Seminars: 2 hours