Master Programme in Sustainable Development: Worldviews & Visions and Worldviews & Discourses

MSDWelcome to the courses Worldviews & Visions - A Seminar Series and Worldviews & Discourses - A Seminar Series! Both courses are given by CEMUS at Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, CSD Uppsala.

Roll call and course introduction
Friday March 6 at 10.15 in room Norrland II Lecture Hall, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16. Map:

About the course
The two courses, Sustainable Development – Worldviews and Visions – A Seminar Series, 5 credits, and Sustainable Development – Worldviews and Discourses – A Seminar Series, 5 credits, critically examines the concept and idea of Sustainable Development. The Seminar Series is part of the Master Programme in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The course consists of several different seminars (September-December and March-May) during which we will discuss a variety of topics together. We will also be visited by guest lecturers from different academic fields.MSD

You can read more about CEMUS educational model at and Uppsala University's guidelines for students and teachers "Teaching and Learning at Uppsala University". The master programme is hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

Contact us at malin.ostman[a] with your course specific questions. Questions concerning the programme should be sent to susdev[a]

Warmly welcome to the spring seminar series 2015! Below you can shortly find the tentative schedule. The course is given on fridays all semester. See you soon!

Malin Östman
Educational Coordinator CEMUS



First Literature List, Click here! - First Literature list spring

Second Literature List, Click here! -Second Literature list spring

Reading for April 24th, click here...

Bo Kjellén

Literature for spring course. The following books will be used during the spring course. (Articles will be added):

Books can be bought online, search several sites for best price etc. Also available at some student bookshops.


A Perfect Moral Storm - Stephen Gardiner, Oxford University Press 2013

Born Under a Bad Sky - Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch 2008

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation publication




Schedule & Info

The literature will concist of a number of articles as well as online resources and books.

First literature-list

Second literature-list Click on this link!

The course books are as follows:

# Atakilte Beyene , Havnevik Kjell, Matondi Prosper BvumiranayiBiofuels, land grabbing and food security in Africa

London : Zed Books, cop. 2011

# Birkenstein Cathy., Durst Russel K., Graff Gerald"They say/I say": the moves that matter in academic writing : with readings 2. ed.

New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2011

Higgins Polly.Earth is our business : changing the rules of the game

London : Shepheard-Walwyn, 2012



Schedule & Info

The course books this semester are:
Climate Wars - What People Will be Killed for in the 21st Century
Harald Welzer

A Perfect Moral Storm -  The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change
Stephen M. Gardiner
(This book should be avalible for free via UU for students, contact the library resources for help or find it via
 Articles and required preparation, research for the seminars are stated in the schedule.
Additional articles posted and handed out during the course of the spring semester

The books are available through the internet (such as and also at both Studentbokhandeln and Akademibokhandeln bookstores in Uppsala. There will also be some copies of each book available in the CEMUS Library – you may not take these books home- they are only for reading in CEMUS library. 


Assignment for Literature Seminar on the book Climate Wars

Role Play - 2 parts (Including final paper)

Extra Task missed seminar march 7th

Extra task missed seminar March 14th

Extra task for missed seminar March 21st

Extra task for missed seminar March 28th

Extra task for missed seminar April 4th

Extra Task missed seminar Welzer

Extra task for missed seminar may 26

Extra task for missed seminar May 9th

Extra task for missed seminar May 16th

Assignment for May 23rd

Extra task for missed Role Play

Programme Role Play


Course Info Spring 2013

Course Info Autumn 2012

Course Info Spring 2012

Archive 2007-2011

Literature for spring course

A Perfect Moral Storm - Stephen Gardiner:

Born Under a Bad Sky - Jeffrey St. Clair

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation publication


Karen O’Brien’s powerpoint 2015-01-19

Karen O'Brien 2015-01-19 (pdf)

See you soon!

Hi! Soon you will be able to see schedule and more information here concerning the spring seminar series. If you have any questions, please e-mail me. The course will run fridays with a few exceptions (see programme timeline). Kind wishes/Malin

Slight change in schedule, friday morning optional…

See e-mail from me send via studentportalen... /Kind wishes/Malin