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
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
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).
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2016)
Applies from: Spring 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Mandatory reading - everybody reads this literature
Handbook for small projects
The Common Cause Handbook
Public Interest Research Centre, 2011
The handbook of sustainability literacy : skills for a changing world
Totnes, UK: Green Books, 2009.
Elective book - choose one book to read
Let my people go surfing : the education of a reluctant businessman
New York: Penguin Press, 2006
Outliers : the story of success
London: Allen Lane, 2008
How we get free - black feminism and the combahee river collective
Haymarket Books, 2017
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Spring 2019)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2018)