Introduction to Sustainable Development

7.5 credits

Course, Master's level, 3BO005

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Flexible, 100%, Distance learning, English

About the course

Sustainable development is a national and international interdisciplinary research field and policy area that includes not only sustainable development (in all its perspectives) as subject content and as complex problems (wicked problems) but also pedagogical and didactic principles (ESD, social learning, transformative learning), learning environments, sustainability competencies and social transformation. The course provides an introduction to sustainable development with a focus on social sustainability and health.

Outline for distance course: The course is performed online for example via Zoom. The course includes two hours of lectures two times every week and two hours of mandatory group work or seminars two times every week. Communication between student and teacher will be mediated online via communication platforms such as Zoom, email and Studium. In order to participate in this distance course students will need access to internet, a PC or Mac computer and a web browser, for example Google Chrome, and a headset with microphone and speakers. Examination consists of written assignments, participation in mandatory seminars and group assignments. The tasks and activities making up the exam will be mediated via an online communication platform.

Applicants for this course need to submit a statement of purpose (1 page) and a summary (1 page) of their Bachelor's thesis (or other research project) at