|Environmental History and Challenges for the 21st Century II - Analytical perspectives, 6 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|Having completed the course, the student should be able to:
- Assess dimensions in environmental problems from a historical point of view – both in a global and a regional perspective,
- Account for enhanced knowledge on sources environmental effects and possible solutions,
- Conceptually understand the basis of pollution problems from both a natural sciences perspective and from the societal point of view,
- Critically analyse the interplay between natural and anthropogenic impact,
- Use concepts in environmental history analysis
- Have the capacity to communicate environmental issues orally and in text,
- Identify probable future environmental challenges,
- Assess different approaches of the interaction between human and environment from an interdisciplinary point of view,
- Critically and scientifically asses current environmental problems in the their historical and anthropogenic context,* Assess major options to manage environmental problems,
- Critically examine how present environmental problems have evolved, how they have been managed and assess future potential problems and solutions.
|This course provides an in-depth understanding of environmental changes induced by energy consumption, industrial processes as well as water and land use. The course will provide an elaborated understanding of the driving forces behind environmental changes. The students will increase their capacity to analyse the historic development of interaction between human and causes behind environmental degradation and potential solutions. Through the multidisciplinary approach, the linkage between the natural and social science perspectives will be focused upon from both a, natural sciences and social sciences perspective.|
|Lectures will provide an overview of the readings and anchor the knowledge base of the subject. The gain of knowledge is reinforced during seminars and discussions. Language of instructions: English.|
|The course is examined through active participation in seminars and through an individual written scientific report.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "ENGELSKA B" is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. iELTS: at least overall score 6.0. To be eligible to the course the student must have fulfilled 120 ECTS where of at least 90 ECTS in fields as environmental science, water resources, geography, economics, social anthropology, political science, hydrology, engineering, chemistry, history and biology or equivalent.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.