What are the challenges facing humanity today and in the future? How can we create and rediscover sustainable ways of living on this planet?
With accelerating trends such as climate change, water scarcity, energy depletion, social injustice, economic crisis, resource wars and other challenges, there is a growing need for sustainable alternatives. This course connects guest lectures that describe the severity of the challenges and workshops that discuss the possible sustainable responses and solutions to those challenges within the context of a specific global city or region. Students will have the opportunity to link global challenges to their own local and cultural backgrounds.
Welcome! Here you will find the latest information related to the course ‘Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures 2017’. Please keep checking this course portal for the latest updates, and if you have any question, contact the Course Coordinators, Sachiko Ishihara and Thomas Schallhart, at email@example.com.
Schedule & Course Info
- Welcome Letter
- Course Schedule (Updated 20 September)
- Course Information Booklet
- General Grading Criteria
- Class Rules and Visions
- How to Reference (Harvard System – Anglia Ruskin University)
- Language and Writing Support
- Support Services for all students and Special Pedagogical Support
- Oreskes, N. & Conway, E.M., 2014. The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future.
- BBC, 2017. Carnage: Swallowing the Past.
- 30 Day Challenge
- Student-led Sessions
- Entrance Ticket for September 26 (Collapse of Western Civilization)
- More coming soon
- Aug 29: We are Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures
- Sep 5: Introduction to Sustainabilities: Worldviews and discourses on change
- Sep 12: Looking deeper: Indigenous perspectives on Diversity
- Sep 19: Democracy: What’s sustainability got to do with it?
- Sep 26: Framing the Apocalypse: Analysing “Collapse of the Western Civilization”
- Oct 3: Back to a 2°C Future
- Oct 10: Transition Stories: Imagination for the Future(s) we Want and Need
- Oct 24: No (or) more borders?: Moving towards multicultural futures
- Oct 31: Technology – what is it good for?
- Nov 14: We don’t care about young folks? Thinking about future generations
- Nov 28: Who run(s) the world? Race, Gender, Class and Justice
- Missing weeks coming soon
About the course
Autumn 2017 weeks 35-02 (28 august – 14 january) – evening – 25% – Campus
Application at antagning.se »
Enrolment Code: UU-19505
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Final school grades (67 %) – Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)
Entry Requirements: General entry requirements
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16250
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250