Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.09.2019 - 09.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Idil Gaziulusoy,

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students who complete this course will be able to: 1. Develop an understanding of fundamental theories informing design for sustainability field that are relevant to their PhD research project; 2. Acquire in depth knowledge of theories that have emerged through integration of these theories and design that are relevant to their PhD research project; 3. Learn developing conceptual & critical frameworks through integrative literature review and insight development.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course combines lectures, self-directed reading, class discussions, intermediate presentations and drafting a conceptual or critical article. The fundamental theories that will be introduced to students include but not limited to sustainability science, social practice theory, and theories of sustainability transitions. The design approaches that will be covered in this course include but not limited to design for sustainability transitions, design for resilience, and design for social innovation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teaching/learning methods:
Contact teaching (lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations)
Self-directed readings

Assessment methods:
Written assignment
Participation in contact teaching sessions, 85% class attendance compulsory

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours: 36
Independent work: 99

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Minimum number of participants: 8
Maximum number of participants: 20


Registration and further information