UNESCO GREEN CITIZEN STORIES- Sustainability Course: A Powerful Tool in University Curriculum
In its vision to become a sustainability-led university of world class standing, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has embraced a whole-system sustainability transition which means that we will mainstream sustainability at all levels integrating social, economic and environmental aspects into our core activities such as teaching, research, community engagement and institutional arrangements.
Center for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS) at USM has taken its initiative to promote and integrate sustainability subject across USM curriculum for undergraduate studies. Formal curriculum development by CGSS is the introduction of an elective sustainability course for undergraduates called WSU 101 (Sustainability: Issues, Challenges and Prospects). Our course emphasized the implementation of sustainable development through the study of global case studies and examples drawn from sustainability programme from around the world. Additionally, this course aims to expose students to latest developments in the sustainability studies agenda while nurturing the skills needed toward developing sustainability-oriented programmes.