Environmental Science BA (A), Sustainable Development - Introductory Course, 7.5 Credits
Subject/Main field: Miljövetenskap
Cycle: First cycle
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Date of change: 8/13/2013
Version valid from: 9/1/2013
The course objective is that the student will obtain knowledge about the concept of Sustainable development from an Environmental Science perspective.
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- describe the concept of sustainable development from an environmental science perspective.
- outline available methods for assessing sustainable development.
- give an overview of policy instruments to achieve sustainable development.
- demonstrate a systems understanding of the concept of Sustainable Development.
The course is an introduction to the field of Sustainable development
The following course levels from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent: Chemistry course A, Mathematics course C, and English course B.
Special proficiency in English can also be proven by for example the following international tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 on paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE
- IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0
Selection rules and procedures
The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars, field trips and various forms of exercises. Computer applications can occur. Students are assumed to be working in thematic and problem-based projects in groups with tasks of increasing difficulty. Some education may be compulsory.
Most common, a written exam. Assignments and/or oral examination can occur.
Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/en/Student/Services/Grading-Criteria.
The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.
Elliot, Jennifer, An Introduction to Sustainable Development, Routledge, 2012, 9780415590730
Comment: 384 pp.
Karl-Henrik Robèrt et al., Sustainability Handbook, Lund, Studentlitteratur, 2012, 9789144075495
Comment: 204 pp.
Artiklar och kompendier kan tillkomma.
The student is expected to cover costs of travel, meals and accommodation during the field trips.
Urval till kursen sker enligt Högskoleförordningen och Mittuniversitetets antagningsordning.