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Content and learning outcomes
In this course, you will be introduced to the concept of sustainable development and how it has evolved to what it currently means, a holistic ongoing process to tackle the environmental, social, and economic challenges of human development. You will learn about key concepts describing sustainable development, such as the three pillars, and different indicators for sustainable development. You will be introduced to the underlying reasons behind the environmental challenges that we face today, for instance, climate change and ocean acidification. Throughout the course, different frameworks to describe sustainable development will be discussed, including normative approaches.
Intended learning outcomes
After successful completion of this course you will have learned:
• a broad overview of the history of sustainable development and current environmental challenges
• global approaches to drive the sustainable development forward
• the main arguments of why there is an urgency for sustainable development and barriers to implementing sustainable solutions
• a holistic approach to sustainable development
• how to identify the environmental impacts of human society and states and trends of the earth
Course consists of recorded lectures with corresponding assignments for examination
The course is "self paced"
Literature and preparations
Computer with internet access
Outlined in Course PM
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INLA - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLB - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLC - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLD - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLE - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- INLF - Assignment, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AL101V
Main field of study
Courses belonging to the masters programme of Sustainable development
Course is mainly held on-line
The course is carried out (mainly) online. Access to a computer with internet is therefore a precondition