Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Queen's Global Summer Program (QGSP)

QGSP 200  Global Goals: An Introduction to the Sustainable Development  Units: 3.00  
Global Goals is an introduction to the United Nations Global Goals (currently, Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) aimed at providing foundational knowledge on the range of issues addressed by these goals, and skills necessary to begin evaluating these goals. The course combines lectures, supervised groupwork, experiential learning opportunities, and independent research on individual global goals as a means for interdisciplinary problem solving. Specific modules focus on inequity, food security, gender equality, health and wellbeing, Indigeneity, biodiversity, climate action, policy. Individual capstone projects will put particular emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals in practice and practical means for apprehending global problems.
Learning Hours: 124 (24 Lecture, 12 Tutorial, 16 Off-Campus Activity, 72 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Appreciate the interconnectedness and overlapping nature of the Global Goals and acquire skills on interdisciplinary problem solving.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to connect the Sustainable Development Goals with aspects of global challenges and reflect on the social, institutional, economic, and biological predicaments facing the planet.
  3. Develop project development and problem-solving skills in a group setting and present research and independent project results in a collaborative atmosphere.
  4. Gain an understanding of how the Sustainable Development Goals are measured and implemented from a policy and institutional perspective.
  5. Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the history, background, and evolution of the Global Goals as a means of appreciating global challenges and global problem solving.