|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
Generation of Knowledge in Environmental Science, 7.5 credits
|(Kunskapsproduktion inom miljövetenskap, 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:||A1F (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed second-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 a minimum of 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Political Science, Sociology, International Health, or Media and Communication Studies as the main field of study, and 15 credits in Environmental Science in second cycle.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
This course discusses and analyses what environmental science is about and how knowledge is produced and used in environmental science. This discussion is based on a broad consideration of the philosophy of science, theory of science and research methodology. In this discussion, approaches such as positivism, post-positivism, constructivism and critical realism are introduced and compared. Limitations and uncertainties about scientific explanations and predictions are examined.
This course primarily builds on lectures in combination with compulsory seminars in which different theoretical and methodological topics are discussed.
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 1097MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).