Course syllabus

Internationell miljövård, tematisk kurs
Environmental Issues, Thematic Course

FMI070, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-es, M4, Pi4, W4-es, W4-ms
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The overall objectives of the course are to provide an increased knowledge and a greater understanding of important environmental problems in an international perspective, and to help the students acquire a critical and scientific work mode.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to complete a largely self-governed project, thereby showing that he/she:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course may be given a theme that may vary from year to year. The course work consists mainly of the students carrying out individual project work, alone or in groups of two. The project may be presented as a scientific report, a scientific article, or in some other generally accepted scientific format.

The course comprises several seminars, where project progress is discussed, and possibly some lectures and/or study visits. Each project is tutored individually. Students are required to discuss and deliver constructive criticism on each other’s contributions at seminars.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The students will be required to hand in a number of preliminary versions of their project paper, and these will be discussed during several seminars. For the paper to be graded, the course director should have been able to follow the working process. Active participation in the seminars is required, and students must contribute by delivering comments on other papers. The examination consists of a final project paper, which is to be defended at a final seminar. In addition to defending his/her own paper, each student should also act as opponent for another student’s paper.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: Minimum 130 higher education credits within the program. Good command of English.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Svenningsson,
Course coordinator: Lorenzo di Lucia,
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