English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1117NE
Subject area Economics
Main field of study Economics
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Specific to the programme Masterprogrammet Ledarskap för hållbar samhällsutveckling
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2019

Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2018-12-06 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English 6/English B or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student is able to:

  • provide economic explanations for environmental degradation in terms of market and government (policy) failures
  • describe and problematise economic theory for pollution control, natural resource use and sustainable development
  • summarise knowledge about international environmental problems and critically interpret the consequences of climate change
  • apply economic theory to analyse environmental degradation, natural resource use, sustainable development and climate change.
  • apply economic research to autonomously identify strategies for solving environmental issues, at both local and international levels, in a sustainable manner.

Course content, modules and examinations

This course aims to promote the development of a fundamental understanding of environmental economics, and show how economic analysis may be used to deal with environmental problems and contribute to sustainable development. By applying standard microeconomic analysis to the field of natural resources, the environment and sustainable development, the student can suggest ways to counter some of the environmental challenges we are facing.

1001, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Examination format

Written examination

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.