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AANB11074U  Summer 2017 - (Sustainability in the Social and Human Sciences) Volume 2017/2018

Course information

LanguageEnglish
CreditSee exam description
LevelBachelor
Bachelor choice
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration
Placement
Summer
Schedule
August 2017, week 31 + 32. Classes every week day.
Study boardDepartment of Anthropology, Study Council
Contracting departments
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Political Science
Course responsibles
  • Quentin Gausset (15-73776770766b703069637775756776426370766a7471306d7730666d)
  • Jens Villiam Hoff (2-716f47706d7a35727c356b72)
Lecturers
Summer 2017
Saved on the 19-12-2016
Education

Summer school 2017

Content

The course introduces students to the contribution that social sciences can make to the issue of sustainability and sustainable natural resource management. The course will be given by 2 or 3 social scientists (a political scientist, an anthropologist, and possibly a third scholar). It will discuss the socio-cultural aspects of sustainability and behaviour change; how questions and problems of sustainability have arisen on societal agendas, and the governance of climate change at the global, regional, national and local levels.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, students will be able to reflect critically on the different meanings that sustainability can have in different contexts; to analyze the tensions and dilemmas of framing environmental sustainability in-between global science and everyday practices; and to describe what climate politics is, how it unfolds on multiple scales from global to local, and to synthesize and use different theories in the analysis of concrete climate change policies.

Literature

7,5 ECTS = 500 pages for BSc students obligatory literature, 700 pages for MSc students.
10 ECTS = 800 pages obligatory literature.
The texts will be uploaded on Absalon.

Teaching and learning methods
The course will run over 2 weeks, with 3 hours of teaching every weekday (10 lectures in all)
Remarks
No prior background in social sciences is required to participate but students must have completed at least two years of University education to participate in this course (students must be in their third year of study or above).

10 ECTS:
Lectures: 28
Course preparation:130
Exercises: 67
Exam Preparation: 50
Total: 275
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No prior background in social sciences is required to participate but students must have completed at least two years of University education to participate in this course (students must be in their third year of study or above).

Exam 1 (Essay)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Written essay. Length: Min. 21.600 - max. 26.400 keystrokes (spaces included) for an individual essay. For group exams plus an additional min. 6.750 - max. 8.250 keystrokes per extra group member. The essay assignments can be written individually or in groups of max. 4 people. Read more about the rules for group examinations in the
curriculum 4.3.1.

The examination essay must address a relevant topic from the course and must include literature from the course syllabus.
Marking scale7-point grading scale
Censorship formNo external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

See "Learning outcome".

Exam 2 (Written take-home essay)
Credit10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Individual/group. A written take-home essay is defined as an assignment that addresses one or more questions. The exam is based on the course syllabus, i.e. the literature set by the teacher. The written take-home essay must be no longer than [15/30] pages. For group assignments, an extra [7½/15] pages is added per additional student. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.
Marking scale7-point grading scale
Censorship formNo external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

See "Learning outcome".

Workload
CategoryHours
Class Instruction42
Total42
Saved on the 19-12-2016