This subject takes a sociological approach to environments and societies, which is also consistent with recommended World Health Organization and related United Nations practice, in order to promote health and sustainable development. It first helps students to situate themselves in a particular family and related geographic, historical, economic, political and cultural environment, in order to promote health in the self and others. It introduces and differentiates theoretically and practically between a range of influential academic, bureaucratic, professional and other community management perspectives in order to assist understanding of how greater health and sustainable development may be achieved. Assessments require critical application of the learned perspectives to the self and others in a range of relevant communities and environments which are often self-selected. Assessments are normally written but also allow production of alternative forms of personal expression and evidence-based judgment. For example, students have the opportunity to make a 7 minute fiction or documentary film about health as part of the learning process.