Syllabus for Sustainable Development: Project Management and Communication

Hållbar utveckling - projektledning och kommunikation

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MV074
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sustainable Development G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2016
  • Entry requirements:

    60 credits

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

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.


The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and workshops. The lectures are given by guest lecturers from different academic disciplines and other relevant societal sectors. The teaching method is based on active student participation and critical thinking.


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).

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Mandatory reading - everybody reads this literature

  • Course Reader

    Find in the library


  • Eriksson, Mikael; Lilliesköld, Joakim Handbook for small projects

    Liber, 2010

    Find in the library


  • The Common Cause Handbook

    Public Interest Research Centre, 2011



  • Stibbe, Arran The handbook of sustainability literacy : skills for a changing world

    Totnes, UK: Green Books, 2009.

    Find in the library


Elective book - choose one book to read

  • Chouinard, Yvon Let my people go surfing : the education of a reluctant businessman

    New York: Penguin Press, 2006

    Find in the library


  • Gladwell, Malcolm Outliers : the story of success

    London: Allen Lane, 2008

    Find in the library


  • Taylor, Keeanga-yamahtta How we get free - black feminism and the combahee river collective

    Haymarket Books, 2017

    Find in the library


Reading list revisions

Last modified: 2022-04-26