The objective of this module is:
to provide students with knowledge of current issues and theoretical perspectives related to sustainability and global governance, including global partnerships and transnational problem-solving
to provide students with a broad understanding of the skills and strategies required for project management as well as key theories, concepts and tools of the field
to enable students to apply distinct theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of selected cases in relation to various types of sustainability, such as social, political, economic and environmental
The module provides students with a broad understanding of project management and its related theories, concepts, and tools. It also provides students with the analytical skills and empirical knowledge required to address and understand the complexities of and responses to global challenges related to sustainability. Emphasis will be on democracy and institution-building; interrelations between different levels of governance; local and transnational civil society perspectives on global challenges such as climate change, inequalities, and resource governance.
possess knowledge and a critical understanding of development processes at various levels of analysis
possess knowledge of relevant theories and current issues related to sustainability and global governance
possess knowledge of relevant theories, tools and frameworks related to project management
possess a broad understanding of the skills and strategies required for project management
be able to identify and delimit relevant problem areas within the field of sustainability and global governance
be able to critically assess relevant theories and make informed choices regarding theory selection in relation to empirical analyses
have the ability to apply relevant theories and tools of the field to concrete empirical cases and issues
understand project management design, development and deployment
understand the implications, challenges and opportunities of organisational dynamics in project management
can reflect upon and analyze global governance and sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective
can apply knowledge and skills within the module in solving practical tasks within project management
are able to reflect upon the organization of project management tasks and processes from a practical and theoretical perspective and in relation to problem-based learning
The module consists of lectures, seminars and exercises, such as solution camp, and case study analyses.
|Name of exam||Sustainability and Project Management|
|Type of exam|
Active participation/continuous evaluationThe examination for Sustainability and Project Management is an internally assessed individual examination consisting of a requirement of active participation in the module’s teaching sessions and activities. The module coordinator will define the requirements for active participation, which will be communicated to the class at the beginning of the semester.
Any re-examination will be a 72-hour take-home assignment set by the course instructor. The assignment paper must not exceed 8 pages.
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Sustainability and Project Management|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|