The course extensively and systematically deals with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs are put together respectively in the introductory videos. The main part highlights the core content of the SDGs and the contributions to sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The main goals and indicators are also mentioned. Furthermore, the major interactions, conflicting goals between individual SDGs, as well as the associated challenges are explained. In addition to the international perspective, the focus is on the German contribution to achieving the SDGs within the framework of the German sustainability strategy. Finally, practice-oriented and steady approaches to implementing the SDGs are presented in the context of expert interviews.
The course is open to students of all subjects. With 3 credit points, it covers a workload of approximately 90 hours. This processing period includes viewing and working through learning videos with the associated slides, further processing of the exercises and literature work as well as the targeted exam preparation. The exam can be taken in the form of an electronic test at a nearby university.
In September 2015, the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development passed 17 sustainability goals – the Sustainable Development Goals. The following SDGs are dealt with in particular within this course: