Problem Solving in Environmental Science, 15 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Course code MI7006

Syllabus

Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor of Science, or its equivalent, including at least 90 ECTS credits in the field of natural sciences. English B/English 6 or the equivalent.

Description

The course is a 10-week course at the advanced level and deals with current environmental problems and their solutions. The course is given in the Fall term.

Purpose and learning objectives The purpose of the course is to study differen…

The course is a 10-week course at the advanced level and deals with current environmental problems and their solutions. The course is given in the Fall term.

Purpose and learning objectives The purpose of the course is to study different environmental issues from the starting point of anthropogenic impacts on natural systems, and includes social, political and economic responses to the problems. The course offers training in working individually and in groups to analyze environmental issues, seek and compile information, and communicate results orally and in writing. The basics in statistical treatment of environmental data will also be covered. Students will prepare a scientific inquiry in which knowledge from different disciplines complement each other.

Content and teaching methods The course is problem-oriented and consists of group and individual work, lectures, seminars, and exercises.

The course will be given in English unless all students are Swedish speaking.

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Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish

Subject

Environmental Science

Climate changes, environmental pollutants, ozone depletion, poor air and water quality, changes in landscape, waste disposal, depletion of natural resources, loss of ecosystem services, resilience and biological diversity, etc. The list of environmental problems is long as we humans use the resources nature has to offer without knowing or paying attention to the consequences. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary subject which applies knowledge from both the natural and social sciences to identify, understand, prevent, and deal with environmental problems caused by human activities. The Bachelor and Master Programs in Environmental Science offer an education in a natural science with environmental relevance and a background to the societal aspects of environmental problems. The programs apply a systems approach to the study of environmental problems and to man’s relationship to his environment. More information can be found at the ITM homepage www.itm.su.se.

Environmental Science

Course events

Autumn 2017

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: Grades of academic courses and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Start period: Period 2 - starts during the second half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Further information on the education:
http://www.aces.su.se

Additional information: Application deadline 18 April.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 35000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 35000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-70353