Philosophy of Water Management
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-FFIL212
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Institute for Science, Innovation and Society;
dr. M.A.M. Drenthen
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dr. M.A.M. Drenthen
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.A.M. Drenthen
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dr. M.A.M. Drenthen
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Academic year2023
KW2  (06/11/2023 to 28/01/2024)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksTWM-students will have prior access
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedureIn order of application
ExplanationIn order of application
  • The student is familiar with the major topics, approaches and concepts in environmental ethics and landscape philosophy
  • The student can distinguish scientific reasoning from other forms of intellectual activity
  • The student can take a substantiated position in ethical debates on issues of landscape and ecosystem management.
  • The student can read, analyze and critically assess philosophical texts, and to apply them to actual cases
  • The student can publicly present and discuss philosophical texts
In this course, we will deal with some philosophical aspects regarding water management, with a special focus on ecosystem management.

Instructional Modes
this course consists of weekly lectures and tutorials, and group presentations.

Presumed foreknowledge
Students are expected to have completed a Bachelor philosophy course or a similar introduction in philosophy.
Test information
Grades will be based on a written assignment, and also on active participation in group presentations and class discussions. 
  • Attendance is mandatory. Absense at the first meeting (without prior notice) means that you will not be able to  follow this course.
  • (CHECK https://rooster.ru.nl/ for the most recent times and places)
  • Students who wish to follow this course have to SIGN UP AT LEAST 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSE
  • Maximum number of applicants: 30. TWM-students will have prior access
Required materials
Learning Management System (Brigthspace)
Texts and assignments will be made available in Brightspace.

Instructional modes
Course occurrence
Attendance MandatoryYes

Final Result
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW3