Autumn 2011 weeks 35-02 (September - December) Mixed 100%
Application Deadline: 2011-04-15
Enrolment Code: UU-19601 Application
Language of Instruction: English
Location for Studies: Uppsala
Selection: Guaranteed admission
Entry Requirements: University studies 60 credits/equivalent
Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee.
This fall semester course package of 30 credits offers you the choice of the following courses:
Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 7.5 credits
What are the challenges facing humanity today and in the future? How can we create and rediscover sustainable ways of living on this planet?
With accelerating trends as climate change, water scarcity, energy depletion, social injustice, financial crisis, resource wars and other challenges, there is a growing need for sustainable alternatives. This course connects lectures that describe the severity of the challenges and workshops that discuss the possible sustainable responses and solutions to those challenges within the context of a specific global city. Students will have the opportunity to link global challenges to their own local and cultural backgrounds.
Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden, 7.5 credits
Sweden is often portrayed as a world leader within the sustainability field, but does Sweden live up to that image? Which Swedish examples can serve as inspiration and a model for sustainability on a global level?
The concept of Sustainable Development has become one of the most contested and important concepts of our time. Although the concept was first introduced in response to environmental concerns, it has been defined primarily by the mainstream tradition of economic analysis and policy making, which tends to marginalize the issue of ecological sustainability itself, and sideline social and ethical concerns.
This course takes a closer, critical look at how Sweden has worked with Sustainable Development historically and how well current initiatives can serve as a model for sustainability on a global level. Discussions of Swedish examples also serve as inspiration for how to work with practical sustainability, as well as learning from mistakes made in past and current policies.
The Global Economy - Environment, Development and Globalisation, 15 credits
How does globalization, international trade and development affect people and the environment in different parts of the world? Which institutions and actors have the best opportunities to work for a sustainable development? How does the economic crisis affect initiatives concerning climate change and other global issues?
With a multidisciplinary analysis of different economic theories as environmental economics and ecological economics, historical examples, perspectives on equality and alternative development models, the course offers a broader understanding of the global economys role in todays world.
Sustainable Development - Project Management and Communication, 15 credits
This course gives you a basic introduction to a project management model for Sustainable Development that combines different practical and creative tools in planning, implementation, communication and evaluation. The course is designed for students that independently want to plan and implement a project idea that contributes to a Sustainable Development. The project process is done individually or in a group, and is communicated within the university or in another relevant context.
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