Extracurricular Course Syllabus

Environmental aspect of sustainable development

Course type

Extracurricular activity


4 ECTS credit point

Study programme

For the recognition of ECTS credit points in study programmes 1 and 2 cycle.


Enrolment in the first- or second-cycle study programme at UL.
The extracurricular activity is intended for students from all UL member faculties.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures: 20 hours.
  • Seminar: 30 hours.
  • Tutorial: 20 hours.
  • Individual work: 50 hours.
Assessment Written exam (50%) and seminar (50%).


Content (Syllabus outline)  
Students will be introduced to: • With the importance of the environmental component of sustainable development 
• with basic knowledge in the field of  nature and environmental protection and interdisciplinary approaches • by understanding the importance of ecosystem services and limited carrying capacity, in local and planetary terms 
• recognizing local and global changes in nature, 
• anthropogenic pressures on the environment and the role of individuals and organizations in caring for the environment, 
• with environmental engineering and environmental technologies to solve a wide range of environmental issues; 
• with the possibility of preventing and mitigating changes in natural systems.

Objectives and competences

Students develop an in-depth and critical attitude towards human intervention in the environment. They are trained to prepare strategies and creatively solve local and global environmental problems. They get acquainted with the professional terminology of the field, the ability to predict the consequences of various impacts qualitatively and quantitatively on ecosystems and effective solutions to environmental problems.
Intended learning outcomes   Knowledge and understanding: • Developed critical, analytical, and interdisciplinary thinking, 
• developed professional and ethical responsibility, 
• ability to prepare long-term and short-term  strategies for solving problems that occur in nature,
• the ability to decide on problems related to the environmental aspect of sustainable development,
• ability to lay the foundations for the management of natural systems.


  • EEA, 2020. Is Europe living within the limits of our planet? Joint EEA/FOEN Report No 01/2020. 61 pp. ISBN 978- 2-9480-216-3 doi:10.2800/537187
  • GEE, David, 2004. Pozne lekcije iz zgodnjih svaril: previdnostno načelo 1896-2000. Ljubljana : MOPE, Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje, 2004. 218 s. ISBN 961-6324-19-5 
  • EEA, 2013. Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation- Luxembourg: Publications Office of the EU, 760 s. ISBN 978-92-9213-356-6 ISSN 1725‑9177 doi:10.2800/73322 Mackay, David JC., 2009. Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air, UIT Cambridge, 368 p. ISBN:9780954452933


The courses are financed by the University of Ljubljana and free of charge for students of the University of Ljubljana.