Course Syllabus for

Introduction to Studies in Large Technical Systems and Science Technology and Society, Project
Introduktion till studier i stora tekniska system och teknikvetenskap och samhälle, projektdel

FMI020F, 2.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2021
Decided by: Gudbjörg Erlingsdóttir
Date of establishment: 2021-01-25

General Information

Division: Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


This course builds on the course “Introduction to Studies in Large Technical Systems and Science Technology and Society” (FMI015F). The aim of the course is that the students shall be confident in designing and conducting a smaller Science Technology and Society (STS)/ Large Technical Systems (LTS) study in their own field of research. Course participants will have the opportunity to reflect upon what insights different STS/LTS methods and theories can provide, by conducting a smaller study.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course builds on FMI015F and mainly consists of designing, conducting and communicating a smaller STS/LTS study that is in line with the students own research interests. Students write a shorter course paper that is presented and discussed at a seminar. Students shall also discuss other students’ course papers. Opportunities for supervision and discussion with course teachers will be offered throughout the course.

Course Literature

Course participants select reading material 8 weeks before the course start in dialogue with course coordinators.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, project. Active participation is required at the seminar

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants. Active participation at the seminar
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Completed FMI015F or equivalent.

Further Information

The Course is given if there is sufficient demand, minimum 5 students.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinators:

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