Master Programme in Sustainable Development


Welcome to Introduction to Sustainable Development, Autumn 2019!

Here you will find the latest information related to the course ‘Introduction to Sustainable Development’ 2019. Please keep checking this course portal for the latest updates, and if you have any questions, contact the Course Coordinators at andrew.gallagher@cemus.uu.se & daniela.ceder@cemus.uu.se

Introduction to Sustainable Development (1MV550, 5 credits)

Schedule and Course Info

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Examination


About CEMUS programme courses

The courses are built upon active student participation and a co-creative process of learning and teaching. You can read more about CEMUS educational model at www.cemus.uu.se/education and Uppsala University’s guidelines for students and teachers “Teaching and Learning at Uppsala University”. The master programme is administrated by the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

Introduction to Sustainable Development, 5 credits
The course is given August 28 to September 15, three full time weeks. The course focuses on introducing sustainability, and different challenges in working in an interdisciplinary environment.

Learning outcomes from the course syllabus. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • use and critically relate to scientific literature according to different disciplinary and interdisciplinary traditions and work methods;
  • analyse and discuss scientific concepts and their field of use;
  • critically relate to and analyse the history and development of the concept of Sustainable development;
  • scientifically communicate in oral and written form, within and between different scientific areas.

 

Sustainable Development – Worldviews and Visions – A Seminar Series, 5 credits, and Sustainable Development – Worldviews and Discourses – A Seminar Series, 5 credits

The two seminar series courses critically examines the concept and idea of Sustainable Development, and consists of several different seminars (September-December and March-May) during which we will discuss a variety of topics together. We will also be visited by guest lecturers from different academic fields.

Learning outcomes from the syllabus for the autumn course. 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