Courses at the Research School People, Society and Sustainability

Last changed: 18 December 2023

We arrange both courses and seminars. Take a look at our programme for 2023/24!

Courses and activities 2023

Qualitative methods (P000045), 7.5 ECTS

October 3, 2023 – November 21, 2023
Contact: Klara Fischer

The course will provide an overview of qualitative methods used in social science. The course is designed around presentations and joint discussions in weekly seminars, connected with the course literature and the PhD student’s own research projects.

Rural environments in transition: Development and governance in the global north (P000053), 7.5 ECTS

October 2, 2023 – November 10, 2023 
Contact: Patrik Cras

The course introduces students to the advancements of research on rural development in the global north, and addresses critical questions facing rural areas of today in relation to attempts of development. This includes providing an understanding of the past decades of rural restructuring and agrarian change, questions of ownership of and access to resources and the shift from government to governance characterizing rural and environmental politics, as well as the gendered, ethnic and classed nature of all these issues. 

The macroeconomics of sustainability, 7.5 ECTS

October 30, 2023 – December 22, 2023
Contact: Rob Hart

The course introduces students to develop and use the genereic macroeconomic model of natural resource use and pollution. Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to analyze in depth an advanced topic such as discounting and climate damages, risk and  climate damages, climate policy with multiple externalities (e.g. knowledge  spillovers in addition to pollution damage), the costs and benefits of  environmental policy, sustainability and inequality

Environmental communication – part 1, 4.5 ECTS

November 6 – December 15, 2023
Contact: Anke Fischer

In this course, environmental communication is understood as the joint construction of meaning through social negotiation of knowledge, values, emotions and embodied experiences related to environmental and sustainability issues. It is the first part of a set of two courses

PhD-Careers Outside Academia

November 10, 2023

Have you asked yourself what possibilities you, as a PhD, have in the labour market outside of the university? Do you want to improve your chances of finding your dream job? Then join our one-day seminar hosted by the NJ-faculty research schools to get different perspectives on career choices, finding your “dream job”, self-employment possibilities, prospects and possibilities in the current labour market, etc.

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Upcoming courses and activities 2024

Environmental communication – part 2, 3 ECTS

January – February, 2024
Contact: Anke Fischer

In this course, environmental communication is understood as the joint construction of meaning through social negotiation of knowledge, values, emotions and embodied experiences related to environmental and sustainability issues. It is the second part of a set of two courses. Throughout the course, participants will discuss implications of their perspectives for their choice of methods, and the question what might make environmental communication different from other types of communication (e.g., health or science communication).

Rural Development in the Global South (P000059), 7.5 ECTS

22 February – 8 May, 2024
Contact: Alin Kadfak

This course introduces the research subject Rural Development with a focus on the Global South. It covers the basics about origins and evolution of development as a concept, as well as its critiques, and the thematic areas central to contemporary research and debates in the field. The course is suitable for PhD students early in their studies who need orientation in this research field.

Experimental Economics for Sustainable Development, 3 ETCS

March 21, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Contact: Jens Rommel

In this course, the history, classification, and empirical examples of economic experiments will be discussed. The course will give an overview of experiments with strategic interdependence, decision-theory experiments, and experimental consumer research. Principles of experimental design will be covered so will power calculations for economic experiments.

Early modern social inequality, 7.5 ETCS

April-June, 2024
Contact: Martin Andersson

The objective of this course is to give students insights into the research on inequality in Early Modern Europe in general, and Sweden in particular (c. 1500–1800): the main empirical findings, as well as the methods and the theoretical explanatory models used. The course includes the historiography of how (in-)equality rose as an intellectual concept and as an interest of research; the latest findings concerning how wealth and income inequality shifted over time and between regions; the debates regarding why and how inequality grew; and what consequences inequality had for the population of Early Modern Europe.

Developing stylish analytical writing for the social sciences, 7.5 ETCS

March – May, 2024
Contact: Andrew Butler

Through the course we will address challenging aspects of scholarly writing relevant for the early stage of the PhD. The course will provide opportunities to learn about and develop skills at every stage of academic writing, from first ideas to getting published. 

 

Activities offered together with other NJ-faculty research schools:

How to become a postdoc, one day workshop

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Organized together with the research schools at the NJ faculty 

Career Outside the University for PhDs (seminar)

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Organized together with the research schools at the NJ faculty 

Thesis summary writing workshop

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Organized together with the research schools at the NJ faculty 

To communicate science, (POG0086), 2 ECTS

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Organized together with the research schools at the NJ faculty 

 

Want to arrange a PhD student driven activity or offer a course in our research school?

Contact: Nina Lind Ranneberg and Harry Fischer

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