Recommended: ENV-103 Introduction to environmental policy (5 cr)
After the course students have the theoretical and methodological foundations for developing an interdisciplinary understanding of interactions between the environment, technology and culture. They recognize the analytical challenges involved in solving wicked sustainability problems.
2nd-4th period, year 2-3
The course identifies interdisciplinary connections between two pertinent analytical approaches to environmental policy: problem oriented socio-ecological research on one hand, and science and technology studies on the other.
Literature exam based on required course literature. The exam contains 4 essay questions, one question per book. All 4 books are examined in a single exam. The exam is an electronic exam in the Examinarium system. Total student workload is 135 h, of which 132 h is individual study and 3 h exam taking.
- Lee K N: Compass and Gyroscope: Integrating Science and Politics for the Environment, Washington, DC: Island Press.
- Cudworth E: Environment and Society. London: Routledge.
- Winner L: The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Hård M and Jamison A: Hubris and Hybrids: A Cultural History of Technology and Science, New York: Routledge.
Grading 0-5 is based 100 % on the exam.
Replaces 737100 Environment and culture (5 cr)