|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Innovation and sustainable development, 15 credits|
|(Innovation och hållbar utveckling, 15 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Other Subjects|
|Main field of study:||Development Studies|
|Academic school:||School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Social Sciences 80% Natural Sciences 20%|
|Education cycle:||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Course level:||C (supplementary)|
|Progressive specialisation:||G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2019 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2019-01-30 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
60 credits in Social Science, Environmental Science, Development Studies, or the equivalent. English B or the equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
This course covers indicators and measurement methods for innovation, adapted to the context of low and middle income countries, as well as tools for analysing the indicators’ quality, validity and relevance. Statistical data and their usability for innovation policy and practice are discussed using the global goals for sustainable development as a basis. International cooperation and partnerships focusing on knowledge and technology development are discussed in the context of the ambitions of global goal 17. There is particular examination of the role of innovation in developing agriculture, water and sanitation, as well as energy provision, but also on the basis of changes to working conditions and the environmental consequences of technological and organisational choices. Using these theories, students are provided with tools to analyse how socioeconomic and cultural conditions, human rights, equality and the environment influence and are influenced by innovation policy and practice. These theories need to be supplemented by other perspectives in order to understand how actors can cooperate to solve challenges relating to sustainable development and combatting poverty. Political economics gives us tools for analysing power relationships and perspectives on justice that are significant for developing technology and social innovations. Political ecology gives us perspectives that can help us to integrate environmental perspectives into innovation processes. The course also includes theories relating to knowledge development and learning and how these can contribute to understanding the opportunities presented by innovation in tackling global challenges.
1001, Innovation and sustainable development, written exam, 7,5 credits
(Innovation och hållbar utveckling, Tentamen , 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
1002, Innovation and sustainable development, project, 7,5 credits
(Innovation och hållbar utveckling, Projektarbete, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: U/G
The course comprises lectures, group work, seminars and project work. Group work, seminars and project work are obligatory.
1001 Innovation and sustainable development:
1002 Innovation and sustainable development:
|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.