Course syllabus

e-Environmental Psychology

TFRG30, 15.0 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2023-12-12
Effective: 2024-03-15

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to give the student theoretical knowledge in environmental psychology, stressing the individual dimension of human – environment interactions. Moreover it seeks to provide an understanding of environmental psychology perspectives on design and use of indoor and outdoor environments. The course further aims to support students' understanding of environmental psychology methods and empirical applications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course is a blended e-learning course, which means that is mainly web-based but may also have up to three occasions in which the students and the teachers meet in Lund. In the beginning of the course the students are placed into different study groups, and the course includes both individual and group work.

The course is composed by four modules. Each module provide an overview of the topic object of study, video lecture, instructions regarding how the student should handle the topic, the suggested literature and links to the related the assignments.

1. Module 1 Introduction to environmental psychology. History, development and main relevant theories and concepts.

2. Module 2 The individual perspective of human – environment interactions.

3. Module 3 Human – environment interactions at diverse environmental scales (room – neighborhood – landscape – global)

4. Module 4 Research design. Putting into practice theories and methods from the field of environmental psychology by investigating a specific human-environment situation.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U, G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Students’ individual and group contributions will be evaluated. The course includes different topics and related individual and group assignments and one final individual project. The evaluation will be based on participation, web based discussions and written reports regarding different human – environment issues presented throughout the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0116. Name: e-Environmental Psychology.
Credits: 15.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G).


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johan Rahm,
Teacher: Maria Johansson,
Teacher: Marlis Wullenkord,
Examinator: Johan Rahm,
Examinator: Maria Johansson,