Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1103NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Bachelors Degree of Science in Economics and English B, or the equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:
  • Provide economic explanations for environmental degradation: market and government (policy) failures
  • Describe the economics of pollution control, natural resource use and sustainable development
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the consequences of climate change and knowledge of the international environmental problems
  • Apply economic theory to understand environmental degradation, natural resource use, sustainable development and climate change.
  • Critically assess the empirical and theoretical literature to identify policies to solve environmental problems both at the local and international level in a sustainable way.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

With developing a fundamental understanding of Environmental economics, the main objective of this course is also to show how economic analysis may be used to deal with environmental problems and move towards Sustainable Development. By applying standard microeconomic analysis to the field of natural resources, environment and sustainable development, we suggest ways in which policy makers can meet some of the environmental challenges.

  • Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7,5 credits
    (Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7,5 credits
    (Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

5. Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

6. Examination format

  • Written examination
  • Seminar participation
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

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

7. Reading list

If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
HT 2019VT 20202019-06-03Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi
HT 20202020-04-29Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi

8. 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.

9. Other stipulations
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1087NE, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).