Sustainability and Development in Latin America – Past, Present, Future, 7.5 credits

Autumn 2022, 25%, Campus, Evening

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Start date: 29 August 2022

End date: 15 January 2023

Application Deadline: 19 April 2022

Enrolment Code: UU-19514 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

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 greatest sustainability challenges in Latin America today and how can different actors work together towards a sustainable and equal society? How can different historic and contemporary cases from Latin America increase the knowledge and understanding of the sustainability issues? And which future visions can serve as inspiration in the work for a sustainable development?

The course deals with and discusses in a series of sessions questions concerning sustainability, sustainable development, environment and development, power and justice in Latin America. This series links a historical background, critical analysis and understanding with an overview and discussion of how different countries and actors work with sustainable development today. This is done in relation to challenges concerning the use of natural resources and environmental protection, economy, politics, international collaboration, distribution of resources, social conflicts, identity, culture and poverty.

The course combines more traditional disciplines such as history, history of ideas, sociology, anthropology, political science and development studies. The course also includes interdisciplinary research areas, theories and concepts such as the sustainability goals, political ecology, environmental justice, gender studies, historical ecology, environmental history and action-based research. With the historical understanding and the current situation in Latin America as a starting point, different sustainability and future visions that can create more sustainable societies on a local as well as international level are presented and discussed. The project work that you work with during the course highlights a specific delimited question or specific case within the focus area of the course.

Welcome to Sustainability and Development in Latin America 2022!

Hello everyone, we hope that you have had a great summer! We are very excited to start this new course with you. Below you will find important information about the course, which includes the literature, the schedule, as well as some other CEMUS related events. Please take your time to read this information, so that we are all on the same page throughout the course. We also suggest that you check the Studium course page for all the latest updates.

You can always write to us with any questions and we will happy to help!

Rebeca Montes Ferreira ( and Aster Tommasini (

Thank you, and see you around!


Course Information

Below you will find a welcome letter with essential information about the course, a preliminary course schedule, literature overview and examination overview. As the course begins, we will predominantly be using Studium for communication.


Assignment Instructions

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