Welcome to ‘Sustainable Economic Futures – Nature, Equity and Community’ !
Hi all and welcome to Sustainable Economic Futures (SEF)! We are very eager to meet you all shortly and begin our journey together this spring semester! Before the course starts it is important you have a look through the five following documents and make sure that you understand both what is offered to you and what is expected of you during the course. Don’t hesitate to reach us out to us if you have any questions and please also check out the course page on student portal.
1. Schedule (including all readings)
As the last document suggests, we have a guest researcher coming to visit our course which is a really exciting opportunity to be part of a research project! Please check out this document and let us know if you have any questions about it.
You can reach us via aaron.tuckey(at)cemus.uu.se and nicholas.fitzpatrick(at)cemus.uu.se
Just replace the (at) with @.
Look forward to meeting you soon!
Aaron and Nick
Spring 2020, 50%, Campus, Daytime
Start date: 20 January 2020
End date: 7 June 2020
Application Deadline: 15 October 2019
Enrolment Code: UU-69518 Application
Language of Instruction: English
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 32500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 32500
About the course
How could new sustainable economic systems be developed and how would they work? How could different local sustainable economic initiatives from around the world serve as inspiration for the future? How could different economic transactions and activities be remade to improve human and natural communities and mitigate climate change emissions?
The course starts off in a broad theoretical, definitions and conceptual orientation where different interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas within ecological economics and environmental economics, and theoretical specializations such as degrowth, steady-state economics, post-growth, aims to clarify and inspire how different sustainable economic systems on different levels can be shaped and implemented by different actors. This orientation also links questions concerning future economic systems with the sustainable development goals and other frameworks for sustainable development.
After this introductory part the course moves on to deepen the discussion and illustrate the ecological, resource, social and cultural conditions and foundations for a sustainable and just future economic system. This process combines systems thinking and an interdisciplinary understanding concerning how these conditions and foundations are connected and interact. The consequences of different future, sustainable economic systems are also investigated and analysed. The many perspectives, questions and discussions in the course give you a long list of areas to focus on in the project work that leads to a practical project.