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Course module: 201700362
MEEM Introduction into Discourses in Sustainability Politics and Policies
Course info
Course module201700362
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. K.R.D. Lulofs
dr. E.J. Aukes
Contactperson for the course
dr. K.R.D. Lulofs
dr. K.R.D. Lulofs
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPremaster course EEM
Location: Leeuwarden
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The students should:
  • Know the main discourses that dominated sustainability and environmental politics.
  • Understand the way people and organizations use language on sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Recognize and identify different discourses in politics and policies.
  • Distinguish different discourses as they relate to his/her field of study
  • Apply discourse analysis in order to make sense of the diverse developments in politics and society regarding sustainability themes.
  • Apply techniques such as scanning, surveying and skimming in order to improve reading efficiency.
  • Evaluate the credibility and validity of presented arguments and storylines in terms of dominant discourses.
This course provides an introduction to the way people and organizations use language on environmental and sustainability issues. By doing so they construct a frame in order to give meaning to specific environmental and sustainability issues. A discourse is a ‘frame of reference’ on a particular matter. By a frame of reference, we mean the underlying way something is understood and explained. The course provides premaster students with basic knowledge and understanding by means of assignments.
The course is meant as 5 EC course in the MEEM premaster program 
Participating study
Master Environmental and Energy Management
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes


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