Syllabus for Sustainable Development: Worldviews and Visions - a Seminar Series
Hållbar utveckling - synsätt och visioner - en seminarieserie
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1MV552
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Sustainable Development A1N
- 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
Bachelor's degree within science, technology or social science. Proficiency in English (see link: Eligibility requirements).
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- understand different dimensions of Sustainable development on a local, regional and global scale;
- critically relate to and value different definitions and indicators of Sustainable development;
- define and evaluate ethical questions with relevance for sustainable development;
- 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 consists of guest 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.
Students are examined through written papers and active participation in seminars and guest lectures (5 credits).
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2021)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2016, version 2)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2016, version 1)
Applies from: Autumn 2016
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Eradicating ecocide : laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet
London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 2010
The development dictionary : a guide to knowledge as power
2nd ed.: London ; New York: Zed Books, 2010