Course syllabus

Internationell miljövård, tematisk kurs
Environmental Issues, Thematic Course

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

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

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 students with an increased knowledge of important environmental issues in an international perspective, and to help 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 work consists mainly of the students carrying out individual project work, alone or in groups of two. The projects must cover (a) specific theme(s) that may vary from year to year. The project should be presented as a scientific article or report.

The course comprises (i) a number of seminars where students are required to evaluate and discuss each other's projects and deliver constructive criticism, and (ii) class lectures. Lectures focus on the process of scientific research and how to communicate research through scientific writing as well as on the theme(s) selected for the course. Each project is tutored individually.

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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