SUM launches several new courses
In 2020 SUM will offer more elective courses than ever before. Six of these will be intensive 5 credit courses.
SUM is currently revising its master's program, and several new courses will be offered in the spring semester of 2020.
- The idea is that these courses will give our researchers the opportunity to teach topics close to their own research. At the same time, they will offer current and former students a chance to get updated on current research, says Head of Studies Kristian Bjørkdahl.
Open to all
All courses are free and open to all, with the only requirements being a completed bachelor's degree and payment of the annual student fee for the University of Oslo. One of the aims is also to attract people who are not students.
- We also wish to reach out to people in the corporate world, from organizations, politics and management. For instance, we offer courses on the SDGs, inclusive energy transformation, Latin America, resource politics, and much more. We think many of these topics will be interesting to people outside of academia, says Bjørkdahl.
Several of the 5 credit courses are extra intensive and will take place over the course of one week, followed by an exam. This is a format which SUM has experience with from its research school.
Students who are not affiliated with SUM can apply for the courses here.
You can read more about each of the courses here:
SUM4019 – Consumption, Sustainability and Social Change (spring, 10 credits)
SUM4029 – Global Governance for Sustainable Development (spring, 10 credits)
SUM4033 – Environmental Humanities: From Civil Disobedience to Extinction Rebellion (spring, 10 credits)
SUM4502 – INCLUDE – Socially Inclusive Energy Transition (spring, 5 credits)
SUM4501 – Achieving the SDGs: Global Goals and National Interests (spring, 5 credits)
SUM4531 – Latin America in the New Global Resource Politics (spring, 5 credits)
SUM4504 – International Political Economy of Energy , (spring, 5 credits)
SUM4505 – Capitalism, Corruption and the Climate Crisis , (spring, 5 credits)
- SUM4300 – Text Lab , (spring, 10 credits)