Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
 
Sustainability, Civil Society and Transnational Governance, 7.5 credits
(Hållbarhet, civilsamhället och transnationell governance, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
 
Course code: 1162MJ
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 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 a minimum of 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Political Science, Sociology, International Health, Media and Communication Studies, or the equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • problematise core concepts in the research field of transnational governance.
  • analyse environmental issues by using overarching concepts such as governance, civil society, globalisation and sustainable development
  • apply core theoretical concepts in the research field of sustainability, civil society and transnational governance to analyse challenges to effective and legitimate governance linked to various environmental issues
  • critically review, present and discuss theories and literature within the research fields of sustainability, civil society and transnational governance
  • assess scientific, ethical and societal aspects related to environmental science
  • analyse governance implications in relation to the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    This course discusses challenges to sustainable development that are related to transnational (multilevel) governance, where various players (state and non-state players) interact in complex ways. The concepts of global civil society, non-governmental organisations, and social movements are explored in relation to literature on transnational governance. Consequences and challenges resulting from transnational and multi-level governance are analysed. Such topics include problems surrounding legitimacy, representation, and impact.

    • Sustainability, Civil Society and Transnational Governance, 7,5 credits
      (Hållbarhet, civilsamhället och transnationell governance, 7.5 högskolepoäng)


    • 1001, Sustainability, Civil Society and Transnational Governance, 7,5 credits
      (Hållbarhet, civilsamhället och transnationell governance, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    This course primarily builds on compulsory seminars and introductory lectures. The seminars are primarily designed to assist students in the study of the course literature.

    Absence from seminars must be compensated for with supplementary assignments. Absence from more than 50% of the seminars requires that the student take the course again. Supplementary tasks must be handed in within one year of course completion.

    6. Examination format

    The course is examined by:

  • Written assignments
  • Seminars
  • Oral presentations

    Absence from compulsory seminars can, after consultation with the course coordinator, be compensated for with supplementary assignments. Absence from more than 50% of the seminars requires that the student take the course again. Supplementary tasks must be handed in within one year of course completion.
  •  The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    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
    VT 20192018-11-19Programrådet för Master´s Programme in Environmental Science

    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 1103MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).