Course syllabus

Samhällssäkerhet och resiliens
Societal Resilience

VRSN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-15

General Information

Main field: Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
Elective for: BI4, RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

demonstrate understanding of the main challenges to the safety and sustainability of society and the importance and utility of concepts of resilience in this context.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The course is designed with particular focus on critical thinking in relation to societal safety and sustainability. It is structured in modules with a lecture and a seminar or roleplay designed to illuminate central concepts, questions, challenges and functions for societal resilience. The seminars and roleplay follow case studies from countries with different conditions and are based on literature, movies and case study material, as well as specific questions for reflection and dialog.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written individual course paper and approved portfolio of assignments to mandatory seminars. The portfolio examination also includes peer assessment.

Parts
Code: 0114. Name: Societal Resilience.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Course Paper
Code: 0214. Name: Individual Portfolio.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Portfolio of assignments

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 80
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.
The course overlaps following course/s: vbrn30

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Becker, per.becker@risk.lth.se