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Sustainable Development: Conflicts, Communication and Collaboration

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-26754
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

Summary

This course lets you explore how environmental conflicts are linked to the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. During the course, you will examine approaches that enhance and enforce collaboration and communication for sustainability, climate mitigation and environmental justice at global, regional, national, and local levels.

About

In this course, you explore how environmental conflicts of different kinds are linked to the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. You learn about the diverse, complex, and interlinked causes and driving forces behind environmental conflicts, ranging from resource extraction, pollution, and climate change over global economic development and population increase to poor governance and social and economic inequalities and injustices.

During the course, you will explore approaches that enhance and enforce collaboration and communication for sustainability, climate mitigation, and environmental justice at global, regional, national and local levels. In order to understand the unequal distribution of environmental privileges and risks and the structural conditions within which environmental conflicts take place, you will explore and apply critical analytical tools from political ecology and socio-ecological economics.

During the course, you will complete a case study of an environmental conflict of your choice by applying relevant critical analytical tools and theoretical frameworks scrutinized throughout the course.

Do you have any questions? Please contact our Study Counsellors:

https://www.gu.se/en/globalstudies/study-counselling

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

A completed core course of 15 higher education credits in the second cycle within the field of global studies. Alternatively a completed undergraduate degree in one of the following subjects: human ecology, global studies, social anthropology, political science, sociology, economics, international relations, development studies, environmental social science, European studies, human-, cultural- ,development- or economic geography or the equivalent competence.
Language requirements: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, or alternatively a bachelor's degree from an education held in English.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits.

After graduation

This course gives you in-depth knowledge of environmental conflicts. You will have an advantage in the labor market as you will be able to enhance and enforce collaboration and communication for sustainability, climate mitigation, and environmental justice at global, regional, national, and local levels.

Facilities

Our lectures and seminars are held in Annedalseminariet in Linnéstaden, close to the public park Slottsskogen.