Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 7.5 credits


Autumn 2021, 25%, Campus, Evening

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Start date: 30 August 2021

End date: 16 January 2022

Application Deadline: 15 April 2021

Enrolment Code: UU-19505 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

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

What are the challenges facing humanity today and in the future? How can we create and rediscover sustainable ways of living on this planet?

During the course we will focus on current global issues, imagine alternative futures and explore strategies for transformational change towards a better future. Throughout the semester, different perspectives and approaches are analyzed and discussed in sessions with knowledgeable and inspiring guest lecturers, in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of current sustainability issues and different trajectories into the future. Embarking on this journey of discovery, international and Swedish students will be asked to reflect critically on global challenges that the world is facing in order to imagine alternative sustainable futures. Along the way, students will explore their own role in the causes and solutions of these sustainability challenges.


Welcome to Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures 2021

We warmly welcome you to ‘Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures’ 2021.

What are the challenges facing humanity today and in the future? How might the ways we think about the future affect how we live with one another, with concerns for justice and sustainability? How might we interact with these questions to enact transformations for sustainability?

During the course we will meet weekly to describe and analyse current global issues, imagine alternative futures and explore strategies for transformational change towards a better future. We hope that you are able to fully immerse yourselves in these issues with us, as we seek to explore and enact change for sustainable futures at differing scales, from the individual, through to the global. Throughout the semester, different perspectives and approaches are analysed and discussed in sessions with inspiring guest lecturers, in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of current sustainability issues and different trajectories into the future. 

Embarking on this journey of discovery, we will reflect critically on global challenges that the world is facing in order to imagine alternative sustainable futures. Along the way, we will explore our own role in the causes and solutions of these sustainability challenges.

Please keep checking Studentportalen/Studium for schedule, lecture, literature and examination information. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Course Coordinators, Emmy Pater and Matt Tuggey, at their email addresses: emmy.pater (at) cemus.uu.se and matthew.tuggey (at) cemus.uu.se.

Literature

  • Seitz & Hite (2020). Global Issues: An Introduction. 6th edition, Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-1119538509.
  • Hopkins (2019). From What Is To What If. ISBN 1603589058