YKPS3101 Sustainable Development as a Societal Challenge (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The aim of the study unit is to recognise and analyse the intermingledness of societal and environmental problems on a global scale. It produces capacities to promote sustainable societal development in governance and policy design. Students will also be introduced to current sustainable development initiatives, their successes and shortcomings.

Completion methods

Lecture course and individual assignments

Assessment details

Active participation, quality of the assignment

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students are familiar with the concept of sustainable development, it's history and dimensions. They recognise the significance of sustainable development in social science, are familiar with the critical discussion on sustainable development and the shortcomings of sustainable development approaches. They are understand the particularities of sustainable development within the wider fields of development policy and governance.

Study materials

Detailed requirements will be given during the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item