Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 12. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMIF05 overlaps following cours/es: FMI065, FMIF01, FMIF15 and GEMF01. Compulsory for: W3. Optional for: RH4. Course coordinator: Eva Leire,, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies. Assessment: A passed assignment in environmental law, including opposition to an essay and written exam. The final grade is based 40% on the essay rating and 60% of the grade on the exam. Home page:

The general aim of the course is that students should acquire knowledge about environmental management in companies and in society and to stimulate discussion and reflection on strengths and weaknesses of enironmental tools and policy instruments.

The course should provide a basis for critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of environmental tools and policy instruments. In addition to this the student is trained in critical thinking, problem definition and in written and oral communication.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Basic concepts and principles of environmental issues are highlighted. The course should also give knowledge about economic and administrative policy instruments, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of different environmental tools, e.g. environmental legislation, life cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, environmental labelling and emission trading. The concept of sustainability and sustainability reporting.

Among the course requirements are an assignment in environmental legislation showing an understanding of the legal process of an environmental case, a discussion seminar on literature dealing with various aspects of sustainable development. A project involves a critical examination and analysis of an “environmental tool”, both politically decided policy instruments and methods and tools used in the economy.

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The reading list is established each year.