F3C5308 Sustainable Development in a Global Perspective 7.5 credits

Hållbar utveckling i ett globalt perspektiv

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In this course we focus on sustainable development in the developing world, with special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa - present condition and future prospect. Technology development and its connection to, poverty reduction, natural resources,  the economy and business opportunities are discussed.

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall objective in this course is to give a deeper insight of the influence of technology on sustainable

development. After concluding this course the student should be able to:

  • Give a historical background to the concept of sustainable development.
  • Describe the ecological, economic and social situation in developing countries.
  • Describe and analyse the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • In a written report / case study analyse and discuss how new technology affects different aspects of sustainable development in low and middle income countries
  • Discuss scientific methods used to analyse the role of technology for sustainable development in low- and middle income countries.
  • Search for scientific literature in the subject areas of the course from the Internet and in libraries and use it as reference materials for a written report / case study with correct use of citations and bibliography

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Eligible for third-cycle education.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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Examination *

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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

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Cecilia Sundberg

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Cecilia Sundberg (cecilia.sundberg@abe.kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering