ECN180 Global Challenges I. Economics and Sustainability
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Course responsible: Sigurd Henning Rysstad
Teachers: Audun Hoemsnes Moss, Annette Alstadsæter, Gro Ladegård
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2017-2018
B-ØA, B-ØLIT, B-ECON, B-AKVA and B-FORNY.
The course presents the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and gives a brief overview of global and regional technological, economical, demographical, and environmental developments the last 200 years. Two different perspectives on the relations between economic development and environmental problems are introduced and discussed: A pessimistic and an optimistic approach, also illustrated with the IPAT-equation and the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Alternative means aimed at achieving selected goals on energy, food security, poverty and climate change are discussed. Emphasis is placed on synergies and trade-offs between different SDGs. The course will also inform students about why and how our degree programs will provide the students with competencies that can be of use in work aimed at realizing sustainable development.
Lectures, group discussions, term papers, multiple choice exams, and group presentations in a plenary session.
Group discussions with contributions from instructors and feedback on term papers.
Information will provided in the beginning of the course.
Seven group assignments must be delivered and approved to be allowed to take the final exam.
Students that will come later than the first class on the second day of lectures will not be able to take part in this class.
Portfolio: 3-4 multiple choice exams during the three weeks. One group-presentation in a plenary session (pechakucha format) the last day of the course. The topic of the presentation will be given on the second last lecture (topic 8). Grading: Pass/Fail. No re-examination.
Type of course:
9 days with structured teaching (lectures, seminars and group activities)
An external examiner will review the syllabus and assignments
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed