Students who have taken the course should 1) know about sustainability in general and 2) the relationship between media technologies and sustainability in particular.
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Content and learning outcomes
The basic structure of the course consists of approximately two lectures and a seminar each week.
The course consists of ten parts and will beyond an introduction and summary/wrap-up cover eight topics (eight parts):
2) Sustainability 101 (basic concepts)
3) Technology, society and sustainability from a historical perspective
4) Environmental psychology and behavior
5) (Direct) negative impacts of ICT and media
6) (Selected) positive effects of ICT use
7) ICT and social sustainability
8) Rebound effects
9) Images of the future
Intended learning outcomes
The learnning outcomes of the course have been formulated by KTH Sustainability and been adapted to media technology. After having studied the course, students should:
- be familiar with basic terms and concepts of sustainability and ecology
- understand how today's development and use of media and information and communication technologies (ICT) have both positive and negative effects on sustainability
in order to:
- have sufficient knowledge to reasons around and also be able to apply said knowledge about how media and ICT can be used to contribute to a sustainable society in their future occupation.
Literature and preparations
Exam: Bachelor of Science or corresponding.
Will be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVR1 - Other Task, 2.5 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 DM2573
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: