Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleL+PCreditNumber of ECTS Credits

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit First Cycle
Department / Program MATHEMATICS
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Type of Course Unit Elective
Objectives of the Course The goal of this course is to introduce students to the Sustainability concept and to apply basic mathematics to understand and study some Sustainability problems. The course also aims to develop quantitative skills and critical thinking in the context of real-world questions.
Course Content Introduction to Sustainability, Sustainability Goals, Algebra and Population Growth, Set Theory and Renewable Energy, Probability and Organic Agriculture, Linear Regression and Correlation, Networks and Connections,
Green Transportation, Geometry and Natural Buildings, Calculus and Social Justice, Energy Stocks, Flows and Equilibrium.
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Prof.Dr. Şirin Atılgan Büyükaşık
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources John Roe • Russ deForest • Sara Jamshidi Mathematics for Sustainability,© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
Mathematics for Sustainability Jacob Duncan Department of Mathematics and Statistics Winona State University

Course Category

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Midterm exams 2 % 40
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 5 % 30
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 1 % 30
% 100

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Weekly Course Time 14 3 42
Outside Activities About Course (Attendance, Presentation, Midterm exam,Final exam, Quiz etc.) 8 6 48
Exams and Exam Preparations 8 12 96
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 6 186

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 To be aware of Sustainability goals
2 To have ability to use mathematical techniques for solving Sustainability problems
3 To be ably to apply quantitative skills to Sustainability problems
4 To develop critical thinking for better judgement and decision-making

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Introduction to Sustainability
2 Sustainability Goals
3 Algebra and Population Growth
4 Set Theory and Renewable Energy
5 Probability and Organic Agriculture
6 Descriptive Statistics. Linear Regression and Correlation
7 Networks and Connections
8 Networks and Green Transportation
9 Geometry, Trigonometry, and Natural Buildings
10 Calculus and Social Justice
11 Stocks, Flows, and Equilibrium
12 Enerji Stocks and Flows
13 Selected Topics
14 Selected Topics

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13 P14
C1 4 4
C2 4 4 2 2
C3 4 4 4 3
C4 3 4 4

Contribution: 0: Null 1:Slight 2:Moderate 3:Significant 4:Very Significant