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AMU018 - Sustainable development and the design professions
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPDSD
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE

Only for programme students from MPARC and MPDSD or exchange students with a bachelor in architecture
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: X

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Written and oral assignments 4,0 c Grading: UG   4,0 c    
0211 Project 3,5 c Grading: UG   3,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPDSD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPDSD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Björn Malbert
Univ lektor  Lena Falkheden


Theme:

Environment 7,5 hec


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Qualification for the master programme.

Aim

The overall aim of the course is to give the background to, and the content of, the political and global vision of sustainable development and the different challenges and perspectives involved. The aim is further to present different perspectives on what the vision of sustainable development implies for the planning, design and management of the built environment and for the students future professional work.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


• Be able to give an orientation about global challenges concerning environmental degradation, climate change and development issues
• Be able to explain different challenges and perspectives of sustainable development.

• Be able to give an orientation concerning the implications of sustainable development within the field of planning, design and management of the built environment

• Be able to reflect upon their professional role in relation to sustainable development.

Content

In the course different perspectives on sustainable development and the challenges involved are presented and discussed. Further, different perspectives on, and examples of, planning, design and management of the built environment within the context of sustainable development are presented and discussed. The compulsory literature/study material is discussed at seminars. The course assignment is about reflecting upon the students¿ future professional practice in relation to global challenges of environment and development and the notion of sustainable development.

Organisation

The course comprises lectures, film showings, study visits, literature studies, seminars and a course assignment. The seminars are carried out in smaller groups. The course assignment is carried out on an individual basis and presented and discussed at the end of the course.

Literature

A list of compulsory and reference literature/study material will be presented at the start of the course.

Examination


In order to obtain a pass in this course the following requirements must be fulfilled.

• Active participation at lectures and other scheduled activities (at least 80% presence)

• Active participation in seminars

• Submission of course assignment in the form of a report and posters


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