Humankind and Global Resources 7.5 Credits

Människan och Jordens resurser
First cycle, S0025N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Political Science
Subject group (SCB)
Political Science

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c (specifik entry A7). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B (specifik entry 7)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After taking part in the course, the student should be able to show that they have acquired the basic knowledge of how resource and environmental problems are studied within the fields of political science, jurisprudence and economics. This means, more precisely, that the student should be able to describe and distinguish between an array of central concepts used within these fields.

The course will introduce approaches from the fields of political science, jurisprudence and economics to natural recourse and environmental issues. Different kinds of social arrangements that deal with environmental problems are treated, i.e. how political, ideological, legal, and economic factors limit and open possibilities to achieve a sustainable use of resources. In order to focus the analysis the students\' choose a theme for instance, energy, waste or water that is explored and presented in a report.

Teaching consists of lectures, group discussions, seminars and the writing of a report which is presented at a seminar.

Compulsory attendence at laborations and seminars. Written assignments.

Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Carina Lundmark

Transition terms
The course S0025N is equal to IESJ01

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Griggs, D., Rockström, J. et. al. (2013) Policy: Sustainable development goals for people and planet. Nature, 495(7441), 305-7.
Jagers, S. (red.) (senaste upplagan) Hållbar utveckling som politik: Om miljöpolitikens grundproblem. Malmö: Liber.
Lomborg, B. (2010) Cool it: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. Vintage books, USA.
Lundgren, L. J. (1999) Från miljöproblem till miljövård: Ett genombrott med fördröjning. Daedalus, Stockholm, 229-248.
Lynas, M. (2003) Natural Bjorn killer. Science & Technology, March, 26-29.
Pihl, H. (2007) Administrativa eller ekonomiska styrmedel? Miljöekonomi för en hållbar utveckling Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Ytterligare artiklar/utdrag tillkommer under kursens gång.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0005Report4.5U G#
0006Seminar assignment3.0U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.