After finishing the course the student shall: - be able to understand different dimensions of Sustainable development on a local, regional and global scale; - be able to critically relate to and analyse the history and development of the concept of Sustainable development; - be able to critically relate to and value different definitions and indicators of Sustainable development; be able to critically relate to and value different actors' visions of a sustainable future and different strategies to attain a sustainable society.
The concept of Sustainable development: history, definitions, indicators and approaches. Sustainable development from an ecological, social and economical standpoint. Sustainable development on a local, regional and global scale. Personal and societal visions of a sustainable future; strategies and goals. Up-to-date environmental and developmental issues.
The teaching will primarily take place through seminars. The seminars are held by the course coordinator in collaboration with lectures from different academic disciplines and other relevant areas of society. Great importance is given to active participation by the student, as well as reflection and critical challenging of own and others worldviews and values.
The students attain their credits through writing of papers and active participation at the seminars.