After finishing the course the student shall: be able to show cross disciplinary understanding of different views of Sustainable development and different ideologies in the field of environment and development; be able to critically analyse controversies, similarities and disagreements in the sustainability debate by deriving different standpoints from presumptions and views on humans, nature, development, technology and economy; be able to use discourse analysis as a tool to understand the debate and practical applications of the concept of Sustainable development; have developed a personal attitude towards his/her own role regarding causes and solutions in the field of Sustainable development.
Ideologies and views within the sustainability debate: assumptions regarding humanity, development, technology and economy. Application if discourse analysis as tool. Case studies. In-depth analysis/discussions concerning ethical and philosophical perspectives on sustainable development.
The teaching will primarily take place through seminars. The seminars are held by the course coordinator in collaboration with lectures from different academic disciplines and other relevant areas of society. Great importance is given to active participation by the student, as well as reflection and critical challenging of own and others worldviews and values.
The students attain their credits through writing of papers and active participation at the seminars.