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Sustainability Perspectives

The course addresses or contains the following topics or themes:

• Sustainable development as a contested and historically fluid concept.

• Ideological perspectives on sustainable development.

• Different disciplinary perspectives on sustainable development.

• Up to date examples on how different aspects of sustainability are translated concretely into policy and administration.

• Goal conflicts in sustainable development.

• Spatial, temporal, and administrative scales related to sustainability.

• Scientific and critical approaches.

• Practical and case-study based exercises with a focus on problem solving.

Concrete challenges and proposed solutions for sustainability problems constitute the starting point of the course. The course is comprised of lectures, exercises in writing and oral presentation, and individual and group work connected to, for example, seminars in order to highlight perspectives on, and challenges in relation to, sustainable development. Students will take part in practical exercises the purpose of which is to critically examine different sustainability challenges. This includes addressing questions such as to whom, towards what, and according to whom, plus the weighing of different goals against each other through addressing real problems in a case-study approach.

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Kursboken heter Sustainability. Författaren är Leslie Paul Thiele och det är viktigt att ni skaffar tredje upplagan vilken kom ut 2024.

Den första kursdagen är den 3:e september då vi har kursupprop och –introduktion på f.m. och en föreläsning på e.m.

Vi ser fram emot att träffa er!



Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for HU0001

Academic year 2023/2024

Sustainability Perspectives (HU0001-10379)

2023-08-28 - 2023-10-30

Academic year 2022/2023

Sustainability Perspectives (HU0001-10070)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2021/2022

Sustainability Perspectives (HU0001-10336)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Sustainability av Leslie Paul Thiele, tredje upplagan, © 2024

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Politices kandidat - hållbar utveckling Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 27500 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1N)
Subject: Sustainable Development
Course code: HU0001 Application code: SLU-10162 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%