Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Ecosystem Management, 7.5 credits

(Ekosystemförvaltning, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1151MJ
Subject area: Environmental Science
Main field of study: Environmental Science
Academic school: School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Disciplinary domain: Natural Sciences 50% Social Sciences 50%
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 Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

The equivalent of English B and a Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Sociology, International Health, Media Communcation Studies, or the equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • synthesise different theoretical ideas and approaches in sustainability and ecosystem management relevant for the integrated management of social-ecological systems
  • define and apply concepts of ecosystem services and the resilience of social-ecological systems
  • critically analyse theories and approaches for different aspects of ecosystem management in current research as well as in national and international implementation policies relevant for ecosystem governance
  • critically assess one's own attitudes and work in relation to different theories and ideas about ecosystem management and sustainability.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

The course is problem oriented, including both social and natural science aspects about integrated governance of social-ecological systems. The course provides scientific foundations, goals and measures for ecosystem management and includes key points such as: the concept of ecosystem services, links to biological diversity, processes and functions in ecosystems, adaptive and participatory governance perspectives, property and user rights of ecosystems and natural resources.

  • Ecosystem Management, 7,5 credits
    (Ekosystemförvaltning, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Ecosystem Management, 7,5 credits
    (Ekosystemförvaltning, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

5. Course design

The course consists of lectures, seminars, and smaller individual and group assignments, including oral and written reports.

6. Examination format

Written examination, mandatory oral and written seminar presentations. Absence from seminars must be compensated for through alternative assignments. Absence from more than 50% of the seminars requires that the student takes the course again. Compensatory assignments must be handed in within one year of course completion.
 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 2018VT 20192018-05-17Programrådet för Master´s Programme in Environmental Science
HT 20192019-06-03Programrådet för master i miljövetenskap

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 1110MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).