Syllabus for Sustainable Development: Values, Worldviews and Visions

Hållbar utveckling - värderingar, världsbilder och visioner

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MV023
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • 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:

    First cycle
    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.

    Second cycle
    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.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2011-05-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 02, 2012
  • Entry requirements:
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

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.

Content

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.

Instruction

Lectures, literature seminars, literature studies, group discussions and group exercises. The lectures are given by guest lecturers.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 05, 2011

  • Evernden, Neil The natural alien : [humankind and environment]

    2. ed.: Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, cop. 1993

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Kronlid, David Miljöetik i praktiken : åtta fall ur svensk miljö- och utvecklingshistoria

    Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2005

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Welzer, Harald Jakobsson, Jim Klimatkrig : varför människor dödar varandra på 2000-talet

    Göteborg: Daidalos, 2009

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Artikelkompendium

    Find in the library

    Mandatory