|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
Communicating Scientific Knowledge and Complex Environmental Issues, 7.5 credits
|(Kommunikation av vetenskaplig kunskap och komplexa miljöfrågor, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|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%|
|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)|
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.
The equivalent of English B and a Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Political Science, Sociology, International Health, Media and Communication Studies or the equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
This course assesses and analyses key aspects of communicating scientific knowledge and complex environmental issues to a diverse range of stakeholders in the domain of environmental decision-making. It also examines how experts in environmental science communicate problems and solutions to other experts, politicians, media and the public. Using theories on scienctific communication, environmental rhetoric and popularisation of science as a basis, students complete different assignments to practice communication with different stakeholders.
This course includes lectures but builds primarily on compulsory seminars and supervised group assignments and discussions. A central role is given to guest lecturers, both for giving lectures on how to work with science and environmental communication and for discussing the students' presentations.
The course is examined by:
|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.
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.
|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.
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 1093MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).