Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course student is familiar with the main principles of global governance and environmental policies and can also recognize international actors and actions in the field of sustainable development.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 14.09.2020 - 21.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Olli Varis

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matleena Muhonen, Matleena Muhonen, Olli Varis

Contact information for the course (valid 13.08.2020-21.12.2112):

Course coordinator: Julia Renko (julia.renko@aalto.fi)

  • All matters that concern this course

Other contacts:

SGT Programme coordinator: Matleena Muhonen (matleena.muhonen@aalto.fi)

  • All matters that concern the whole SGT Programme, SGT studio course and student case studies.

SGT Programme academic leader: Professor Olli Varis

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course gives an introduction to the state of the world and development. The course highlights the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable development and explores the dilemma of development. The course has guest lecturers from different universities and organizations.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The lecture programme will be published in MyCourses week before the course starts.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Pass/Fail.

    To pass the course student must attend lectures minimum of 80%. Assignment must be completed by the end of the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    • 80% attendance to the teaching sessions and five blog entries are required.
    • Compensatory assignments are possible, but must be agreed in advance with course coordinator. Meeting the deadlines = passing the course.
    • The assignment reflections must be submitted on time. All entries must be submitted latest by 19th of October 2020. Reflection entries must include reference points to the lectures and lecture topics. Replying to some one else's reflection does not count as a submission unless agreed so with course coordinator.

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24h
    Reading and independent study 30h

    Required attendance to lectures 80 %

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lecture slides and material given during the lectures.

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Bachelor's degree

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.

    The course may not be organized if fewer than 5 students register to the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This course is compulsory for all Creative Sustainability Master's students

    This course is prerequisite for the following courses:

    • WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment (5 cr, period II)
    • WAT-E2070 Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) Studio (10 cr, periods III-V)
    • ARK-E2007 Interplay of Cultures, Studio (10 cr, periods III-V)

    Course is also highly recommended for:

    • ARK-E2010 - Interplay of Cultures Research and Theory
    • 21E10000 - How to change the world: Innovating toward sustainability
    • JOIN-E7005 - IDBM Industry Project (the developing country(PBL case)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course is open for students from all study fields.

    WAT Master’s Students are not intended to participate in this course, as partly the same themes are covered in WAT-E1100 Water and Environmental Engineering course.

    Course is part of the Sustainable Global Technologies Programme (www.sgt.aalto.fi)

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This course is compulsory for all Creative Sustainability Master's students

    This course is prerequisite for the following courses:

    • WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment (5 cr, period II)
    • WAT-E2070 Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) Studio (10 cr, periods III-V)
    • ARK-E2007 Interplay of Cultures, Studio (10 cr, periods III-V)

    Course is also highly recommended for:

    • ARK-E2010 - Interplay of Cultures Research and Theory
    • 21E10000 - How to change the world: Innovating toward sustainability
    • JOIN-E7005 - IDBM Industry Project (the developing country(PBL case)

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    First session on Monday 14th September at 10:00 am.