The Global Economy: Environment, Development and Globalisation 2020/2021 (15 credits)

Autumn 2020, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 31 August 2020

End date: 17 January 2021

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-19508 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 32500

About the course:

What is the real wealth of nations? How is the global economic system performing under increasing ecological and social pressures? Which institutions and actors have the best opportunities to work towards building desirable and sustainable economies?

The course aims to present a variety of theoretical perspectives on issues of political economy in the context of sustainable development. Throughout the semester, different theories and historical examples are analysed and discussed in sessions with knowledgeable and inspiring guest lecturers in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of the global economy’s role in today’s world. Keeping a good balance between abstract and concrete, as well as particular and general, the course constitutes a basic toolbox to understand economies in the 21st century. Embarking on this journey of discovery, international and Swedish students will reflect critically on the past and current state of the economy in order to imagine alternatives economic futures.

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Contact

Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS

Villavägen 16, Uppsala

Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Telephone: +46 18 471 27 08

Study Counsellor

E-mail: susdev@geo.uu.se

Telephone: +46 73 065 02 28