70 403 Rethinking Development and Sustainable Design

Prerequisites

Passed foundation level courses ("bachelor").

Course content

The elective course "Rethinking Development and Sustainable Design" take a critical stance by scrutinizing both "Development" and "Sustainability" as public discourses typically seems to understand these two interrelated concepts today. The goal is to reveal and discuss what kind of developmental paradigm these discourses typically try to sustain and if there are other alternatives to be found that also could be promoted and acted on. The final deliverable is a reader containing reviews of literature read and discussions held.

Learning outcomes

On completing the class, the students will have:
- improved their knowledge about "Development" and "Sustainable Design".
- knowledge about and experience in critical readings of texts.
- developed their skills to write their own texts.
- developed their skills to describe and discuss their own and others´ texts in an academic seminar setting.

Working and learning activities

The content of the class spans from practical work with texts to lectures, discussions, student presentations and the final Reader. Students are expected to deliver two reviews each of two books or other relevant sources; one being from the reading list and one that has been found through own research.The content of the class spans from practical work with texts to lectures, discussions, student presentations and the final Reader. Students are expected to deliver two reviews each of two books or other relevant sources; one being from the reading list and one that has been found through own research.

Professor in charge

Håkan Edeholt

Mandatory work requirements

Work requirements Number Number of approved Mandatory presence Comment
Attendance

Minimum 80% of active attendance and involvement producing the final Reader.

Assessment

Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
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Comment:

Self-assessment and assessment by; students, internal sensor and teachers in the course. Each individual contribution to the reader and how it relates to expected “Learning outcome” will together with active attendance be the main issues to be assessed.