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Summer course on UN sustainability goals and global change

Semester
F2021
Subject
Geography
Activitytype
master course
Teaching language
English
Registration

Registration through STADS-Selvbetjeningwithin the announced registration period, as you can see on the Studyadministration homepage.

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Administration of exams
IMT Studieadministration (imt-studieadministration@ruc.dk)
The responsible course lecturer
John Andersen (johna@ruc.dk)
ECTS
5
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Knowledge and understanding:

Theoretical and empirical research-based knowledge of the highest international standard on SDGs and their contribution to feasible problem solving proposals at various spatial scales

  • Knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, use of indicators, mechanisms for monitoring and implementation

  • Knowledge of selected global challenges and UN SDG solution tracks addressing the complexity and context of these challenges

  • Skills:

  • Skills in analyzing, comparing and assessing selected issues and methods to advance solutions for the SDG framework

  • The ability to conceptualize relevant theories and contextualize complex spatial problems within the UN SDG

  • The ability to analyze in different SDGs contexts including on governance (which becomes more complex within the SDGs)

  • Competences:

  • Competency to perform work on selected issues within the UN SDG framework

  • Competency to apply an interdisciplinary methodologic approach to a solution of SDG related problems

  • Competency to use strategic tools to identify and solve specific problems

Overall content

The objective of the course is to enable students to acquire research-based knowledge about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), the practical application of the framework and mechanisms for monitoring progress and impact.

The course will investigate the UN SDG framework as a driver for change, social innovation and sustainability while investigating critically the means and challenges in implementing the SDGs. The course will through the lens of the UN SDGs - explore a selection of key global challenges such as migration, food chain, sustainability and circular economies, urbanization and social innovation and entrepreneurship.

The course is tailored to address issues of inequality and social inclusion in the application of the UN SDGs and will explore the concept of partnerships for the goals. The course is part of an ongoing project to develop a global approach to global challenges drawing upon experience from partners of the Critical Edge Alliance (CEA).

Prerequisites for participation

Students must submit a Reflection Note no later than 2 days before the start of their studies. The reflection note must relate to the theme and literature of the course as well as expectations of the outcome of the course.

The reflection note has a range of 4800 - 7200 characters incl. gap

Prerequisites for participation in the exam
Currently no data from curriculum.
Teaching and working methods

Lectures, exercises and/or small (group) assignments

Type of activity

Optional course

Form of examination
The course is passed through active, regular attendance and satisfactory participation.

Active participation is defined as:
The student must participate in course related activities (e.g. workshops, seminars, field excursions, process study groups, working conferences, supervision groups, feedback sessions).

Regular attendance is defined as:
- The student must be present for minimum 75 percent of the lessons.

Satisfactory active participation is defined as:
- The student must during the course hand in three products written individually and in groups (a group product must be followed by a group presentation).

Assessment: Pass/Fail.
Form of Re-examination
Samme som ordinær eksamen
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U41420
Last changed 17/03/2020

lecture list:

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Monday 16-08-2021 09:30 - 16-08-2021 15:30 in week 33
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Tuesday 17-08-2021 09:30 - 17-08-2021 15:30 in week 33
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Wednesday 18-08-2021 09:30 - 18-08-2021 15:30 in week 33
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Thursday 19-08-2021 09:30 - 19-08-2021 15:30 in week 33
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Friday 20-08-2021 09:30 - 20-08-2021 15:30 in week 33
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Monday 23-08-2021 09:30 - 23-08-2021 15:30 in week 34
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Tuesday 24-08-2021 09:30 - 24-08-2021 15:30 in week 34
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Wednesday 25-08-2021 09:30 - 25-08-2021 15:30 in week 34
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Thursday 26-08-2021 09:30 - 26-08-2021 15:30 in week 34
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance

Friday 27-08-2021 09:30 - 27-08-2021 15:30 in week 34
Summer course on the UN sustainability goals and global change - in collaboration with Critical Edge Alliance