Dominique Bourg coordinates the Master’s in the Foundations and Practices of Sustainability, offered by the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment since 2015.
Teaching staff from Arts, Law and the Social and Political Sciences take part in delivering the programme which is presented from three different perspectives. An initial block of teaching, involving an in-depth, critical examination of the subject, is led by the environmental humanities. “We have an obligation to understand the highly complex links that society maintains with the biosphere that supports it. We can no longer see them as purely social sciences,” explains Dominique Bourg. “This new intellectual perspective is what makes this master’s a first.” The next phase of the programme sees students learning to access reliable information in, among others, the field of climate change. A third phase provides them with practical teaching to enable them, for example, to set up their own sustainable organisation.