Syllabus for Sustainable Development: Project Management and Communication
Hållbar utveckling - projektledning och kommunikation
- 15 credits
- Course code: 1MV024
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Sustainable Development G2F
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
- Established: 2011-03-10
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
University studies 60 credits/equivalent
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
- This course has been discontinued.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- thoroughly describe a delimited part of the sustainability challenge;
- plan, carry out and present a project work that applies theoretical knowledge and contributes to a sustainable development;
- demonstrate good ability to work independently;
- account for and evaluate the practical problems that can arise when working with projects;
- account for and critically relate to the practical and ethical dilemmas that can arise when working for a sustainable development.
The students carry out a project individually or in groups that in one way or another aims to contribute to sustainable development. The student comes up with a project idea that is processed by an interdisciplinary reference group. When the project proposal has been accepted, the student runs his/her project with the support of a contact person/supervisor and CEMUS as a resource base. The project is processed during continuing seminars and is presented in a project report, and in an outreach context. The project should combine theoretical and practical skills with method knowledge. The project can focus on a field within or outside the university domain. Focus is put on critically discussing and presenting the project results in both writing and speech.
Individual work combined with supervisor meetings and seminars.
The examination consists of two main parts. The first part consists of the writing a project report, presentation of the project and a written evaluation of the work process (10 credits), part two is examined continually through written preparation before and active participation in seminars (5 credits).
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.
Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Mandatory reading - everybody reads this literature
The sustainability transformation : how to accelerate positive change in challenging times
London: Earthscan, c2011
Handbook for small projects
Talk Like Ted : The 9 public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds
New York: St. Martin's press, 2014
The Common Cause Handbook
Public Interest Research Centre, 2011