Syllabus for Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures
Globala utmaningar och hållbara framtider
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 1MV071
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Sustainable Development G1N
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
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2016-03-10
- Established by:
- Revised: 2022-02-10
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2022
- Entry requirements: General entry requirements
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- from a multidisciplinary perspective account for the present sustainability challenges in a global context;
- account for different causes to and possible solutions to sustainability challenges in a specific city or region, and be able to relate these to global challenges within the sustainability field;
- reflect and critically relate to their own role relating to the causes and solutions of sustainability challenges;
- evaluate and relate to different visions and ideas about what a possible and/or preferable future could entail.
The course gives a broad orientation to the complex sustainability challenge's. In a multidisciplinary lecture series with invited guest lecturers, the present day and future environment, development and sustainability problems, and suggestions for sustainable solutions are discussed and developed. Through case studies global challenges are related to local and regional sustainability challenges.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and workshops. The lectures are given by guest lecturers from various academic disciplines and relevant areas of society. Ample opportunities are provided for active student participation and critical reflection. Participation in seminars and workshops is compulsory. Non-compulsory study visits or equivalent may occur.
The student is examined through written preparation for (2 credits) and active participation in seminars and workshops (1.5 credits), and through written documentation (3.5 credits) and oral presentation (0.5 credit) of a project.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
Active participation is reassessed through a re-seminar. If a student after having been offered a re-seminar still does not meet the requirements to pass the active participation elements the examiner can choose reassessment by another method.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2016)
Applies from: Autumn 2022
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Hite, Kristen A.;
Seitz, John L.
Global issues : an introduction
Sixth edition: Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2020
Margaret J. Wheatley, ;
Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now [Elektronisk resurs]
1: Berrett-Koehler, 2011
Tillgänglig för användare inom Uppsala universitet
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Autumn 2022, version 2)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2022, version 1)