2662.23 - Social planning
Students must have completed the required courses in social science (2 years), or have equivalent qualifications
The purpose of the course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of social planning in a broad sense, i.e. how ideological and political processes contribute to intended societal development. The course provides theoretical insight into collective decision-making, sustainability, and livelihood for different social groups from a historical and comparative perspective, as well as insight into research methods in social planning.
• Planning and social governance, and planning as a democratic tool in urban planning and housing, as well as in municipal, local, and regional development. • Planning and culture, business and daily life in urban and rural areas, in a comparative and spatial perspective. Theory on the interrelations between structural social change and public policy, for instance regarding democratic participation, social mobilization, technology, gender, and power.
Learning and teaching approaches
The course is based on the distributed bibliography, which is examined through lectures, discussion, and exercises.
When completing the course students should be able to: • Explain main theoretical approaches in social planning. • Explain the historical development of social planning as a field. • Structure, discuss and communicate knowledge about social planning.
Oral examination based on a written project assignment (4000-5000 words), and the course bibliography
Approximately 800-1000 pages