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Sustainability and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Institute of Media
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course examines sustainable development (sustainability) as a complex and contradictory phenomenon. In addition to studying basic concepts about the current state of the climate crisis, the course will touch upon behavioral psychology, denial of global warming, the positive and negative impact of the media industry. As a result of the course, students will be able to develop sustainable initiatives for the media industry.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Examine basic concepts of sustainable development
  • Study the positive and negative effects of media and ICT on sustainable development
  • Analyze existing experience in making media production more sustainable
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Argues about limits of growth
  • Creates digital initiatives for sustainability
  • Names 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Names basic terms and concepts of sustainability
  • Анализирует экономические, социальные, экологические факторы устойчивого развития
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Базовые понятия устойчивого развития
  • Limited resources
  • Energy problems
  • Psychological aspects of sustainability
  • Digital tools for behavioral change
  • Positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainability
  • Sustainability and media industry
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Pre-course evaluation essay
  • non-blocking After-course evaluation essay
  • non-blocking ICT energy footprint analysis
  • non-blocking Essay on the UN climate change report
  • non-blocking Digital sustainable initiative
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.3 * Digital sustainable initiative + 0.1 * Pre-course evaluation essay + 0.2 * Essay on the UN climate change report + 0.2 * After-course evaluation essay + 0.2 * ICT energy footprint analysis
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Geoffrey Craig. (2019). Media, Sustainability and Everyday Life. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Martina Topić, & George Lodorfos. (2021). The Sustainability Debate : Policies, Gender and the Media: Vol. First edition. Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Roy Bendor. (2018). Interactive Media for Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ereaut, G. aut. (2006). Warm words how are we telling the climate story and can we tell it better? Gill Ereaut and Nat Segnit.