About the course
With a growing number of unsustainable environmental, economic and social trends, how can different actors work for sustainable alternatives? How can we develop capacities, strategies and tactics that achieve lasting and real changes in the local and global world?
To achieve a more vibrant and participatory sustainable development there is a need for great changes, both on the systemic and individual level. These changes can take the form of fast-moving revolutions, but can also be more reformist initiatives as social entrepreneurship in businesses or taking part in local politics. In the course different actors and their strategies for change, globally and locally, are critiqued and analysed through discussions with guest lecturers and in workshops with fellow students. In the last part of the course students work on a concrete change project, which builds on the discussions and insights gained during the first part of the course.
Spring 2017 weeks 03-22 (16 january – 4 june) – evening – 25% – Campus
Application Deadline: 2016-10-17
Enrolment Code: UU-69509 Application
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Final school grades (67 %) – Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)
Entry Requirements: General entry requirements
Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250
Schedule & Course Info
- Course literature overview
- Reading guide for Ways of social change
- Ways of Social Change by Garth Massey
- Options for second course book (choose your book on Studentportalen by 12 pm Feb 22nd)
Powerpoints from lectures
Examination & assignments
- Preparation task (to be handed in January 14th)
- Pyramid Workshop: Indicators, Indicator Form & Innovations
- Assignment 1 – Sustainability Frameworks
- Hosting a lecturer
- Reading group instructions (updated Feb 24th)
- Make up tasks
- Preparations for literature seminar
- Assignment 2 – Understanding and explaining change
Welcome to Actors and Strategies for Change spring 2016!
On this page you will find updated information about the schedule, course readings, examination and other information that might be necessary, We will also post information about social events like the ASC movie nights, dinners and open lectures. You will also be able to find videos and interesting links that we stumble upon as the course progresses. Make sure to check this page regularly!
All the best
Ingrid and Alexis, course coordinators
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