Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Sustainable Development G2F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (G)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
The course aims to offer students an overview and scientifically based understanding of different perspectives on environmental and developmental issues and to give a critical analysis of some of the most important environmental and developmental problems. The course provides knowledge on different views and ideologies within the environmental and developmental field, training in critical analysis of controversies and of similarities and differences between different views as well as an understanding of how communication over disciplinary borders can contribute to a deeper insight of those issues.
An emphasis is put on analysing different views on the state of the world in regards to development and the environment. The development of environmental thinking and the emergence of the concept of development is mapped out. The module also attempts to discuss ethical, philosophical and scientific views of man's attitude towards nature. Different views on development and technology are highlighted with an emphasis on development-critical perspectives. The analysis of views, in debates regarding environment and development issues, is a working method used throughout the module. Lastly, divergent visions of the future are treated.
Lectures, literature seminars, literature studies, group discussions and group exercises. The lectures are given by guest lecturers.