Spring 2019 weeks 04-23 (late January – early June) – evening – 25 % – Campus
Application Deadline: 2018-10-15
Enrolment Code: UU-69509
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Final school grades (67%) – Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33%)
Entry Requirements: General entry requirements
Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16250
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250
About the course
With a growing number of unsustainable environmental, economic and social trends, how can different actors work for sustainable alternatives? How can we develop capacities, strategies and tactics that achieve lasting and real changes in the local and global world?
To achieve a more vibrant and participatory sustainable development there is a need for great changes, both on the systemic and individual level. These changes can take the form of fast-moving revolutions, but can also be more reformist initiatives as social entrepreneurship in businesses or taking part in local politics. In the course different actors and their strategies for change, globally and locally, are critiqued and analysed through discussions with guest lecturers and in workshops with fellow students. In the last part of the course students work on a concrete change project, which builds on the discussions and insights gained during the first part of the course.
Welcome to Actors and Strategies for Change, Spring 2019!
Here you will find the latest information related to the course ‘Actors and Strategies for Change – Towards Global Sustainabilities’ 2018. Please keep checking this course portal for the latest updates, and if you have any questions, contact the Course Coordinators, Guy Finkill and Vera Schumann, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or individually through email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule & Course Info
- Welcome Letter
- Course Schedule
- Course Information Folder
- Literature List
- Grading Criteria
- How to Reference (Harvard System – Anglia Ruskin University)
- Language and Writing Support
- Support Services for all students and Special Pedagogical Support
- Examination Schedule
- Module 1 – Why Change?
- Module 1/2 – Discussion Group Instructions with Literature Overview & Timeline
- Module 2 – Padlet Instructions
- Module 2/3 – Actors in Action Research
- Module 3 – Comparative Analysis – Final Assignment
- Course Reader
- Crutchfield, L.R. 2018, How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, Newark.
- Maree Brown, A. 2017, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, AK Press
- Massey, G. (2015). Ways of Social Change – Making Sense of Modern Times. SAGE Publications.
- Scharmer, C.O., 2009, Theory U: Learning from the future as it emerges. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
- Senge, P.M., Smith, B., Kruschwitz, N., Laur, J. & Schley, S. 2008, The necessary revolution: how individuals and organizations are working together to create a sustainable world, Doubleday, New York.
- Stroh, D.P., 2015, Systems thinking for social change: A practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results. Chelsea Green Publishing.
- Opening Welcome Lecture 21.01.19
- Opportunities for Change 28.01.19
- Theory of Change 04.02.19 (+ Discussion Group info)
- Conceptual Seminar 11.02.19