On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
from a multidisciplinary perspective account for the present sustainability challenge in a global context;
account for different causes to and possible solutions to the sustainability challenge in a specific city or region, and be able to relate these to global challenges within the sustainability field;
reflect and critically relate to his/her own role relating to the causes and solutions of the sustainability challenge.
The course gives a broad orientation to the complex sustainability challenge's. In a multidisciplinary series of lectures with invited guest lecturer, the most serious environment and development problems of today are described. In the form of seminars, proposed sustainable solutions to these problems are discussed and prepared. Through case studies global challenges are related to local and regional sustainability challenges. In exercises and group discussions, the students are encouraged to self-reflection and personal positions.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and group assignments. The lectures are given by guest lecturers from different academic disciplines and other relevant societal sectors. The course stimulates active student participation and self-reflection.
The examination consists of individual or joint group project work which are presented in oral and written form, and active participation in seminars.
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 disability coordinator of the university.