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Sustainability studies: concepts, challenges and approaches


Sustainability studies: concepts, challenges and approaches (SASI02) is an introduction course to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability studies.

The student is introduced to some of the approaches, theoretical concepts and tools used in sustainability studies. The course uses problem solving and critical approaches to explore some key sustainability challenges, e.g. climate change, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification and land-system change. The course integrates natural and social dimensions of these challenges. In this way it covers the scientific understanding of, theoretical perspectives on, and social perceptions of major sustainability challenges.


Syllabus ENG SWE

Literature list

Course period Fall 2016: 5 September – 26 October. Classes/lectures/seminars will take place on Mondays, 10-12 and Wednesdays, 13-15.

Study guide (schedule): Available here (registered students, please see the course page on Live@Lund for the latest version)

How to apply: See the Application Guide


Please note that SASI02 is open to exchange students only.


Want to know more about exchange studies at Lund University? See Lund University webpage for exchange studies.



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Course Convenor

Ellinor Isgren

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PO Box 170, SE-222 70 Lund, Sweden
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