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Climate Change and Society

MESS62 15 credits

Climate change has become one of the defining social and environmental challenges of our time. In light of the public and political attention that the issue has gained, the need for informed and critical perspectives on this important topic is more urgent than ever.

About the course Climate Change and Society

The course provides an interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art perspective on climate change with a particular emphasis on its social, economic, political and cultural dimensions. As a students you will receive a close understanding of the intertwined social and biophysical dynamics of both drivers and impacts of climate change, and of the different solutions that are being proposed.

The course is structured around four key themes:

  1. Drivers and dynamics of climate change
  2. Politics and economics of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  3. Adaptation and loss and damage
  4. Social narratives and imaginaries about climate change by different actor groups

The course also pursues a number of cross-cutting themes, for example on the unequal dimensions to both climate change responsibility and vulnerability, and a focus on questions of power for understanding the obstacles to, and opportunities, for climate action.

Learning Outcomes

The course provides tools for students to critically assess the current direction of climate politics and the solutions that are being suggested. At the same time, the course also seeks to empower students as agents of change, who understand the encompassing scope of climate change and can define and pursue practical solutions in a variety of social contexts.

Syllabus

SWE ENG

Who Can Apply?

The course is open for everyone, students as well as practioners. You do not need to be enrolled in a programme or have a degree from a certain academic field. Note that it’s a fulltime course that requires the student to be on campus.

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the course, students must have fulfilled course requirements of 150 higher education credits, including 90 higher education credits in one education main area. Oral and written proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B (advanced) from Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement. International qualifications will be assessed in accordance with national guidelines.

Course period

August 31, 2020 - October 30, 2020. Full time. 15 ECTS.

Application fee (non EU/EEA citizens): SEK 900

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to. There is no application fee for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Full programme/course tuition fee (non EU/EEA citizens): SEK 31 250 

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application

The course is open for application in the "Swedish* student" application round (15 March - 15 April). You apply at the national application website antagning.se.

You find the course by searching for “Klimat och Samhälle LU-19913”. *You do not need to be a Swedish student to apply in this round but if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and not already a student in Sweden you will likely not be able to get your residence permit in time for the start of the semester.

Contact

Amanda Elgh, Student Coordinator, amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se, +46-46-222 04 70

 

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About the course

Course name: Climate Change and Society (Klimat och samhälle) MESS62

Credits: 15 credits, on campus, full time, free standing

Department/Faculty: Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS, Faculty of Social Sciences

Course language: English

Application:

The course is open for application in the "Swedish* student" application round (15 March - 15 April). You apply at the national application website antagning.se.

You find the course by searching for “Klimat och Samhälle LU-19913”. *You do not need to be a Swedish student to apply in this round but if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and not already a student in Sweden you will likely not be able to get your residence permit in time for the start of the semester.

Contact

Amanda Elgh, Student Coordinator, amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se, +46-46-222 04 70

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