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Cursus: LET-GESB2108-CEH
LET-GESB2108-CEH
Environmental History
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusLET-GESB2108-CEH
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Letteren; Geschiedenis;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 4
Docent
dr. N. de Haan
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. D.B.G.W. Lyna
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. W.P. van Meurs
Overige cursussen docent
Coördinator
dr. P. Puschmann
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. P. Puschmann
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
PER 4  (08-04-2024 t/m 01-09-2024)
Aanvangsblok
PER 4
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After completion of this course, you:
  • have an enhanced understanding of what environmental history is as well as an appreciation of the broader theoretical approaches and intellectual idioms that inform this subfield of history
  • are able to recognize and critically reflect upon the mutual relationships of human and nature through time, and the political, economic and socio-cultural expressions of environmental policy
  • are able to assess contemporary environmental problems in a long-term historical perspective and report on a problem or topic in a scientifically journalistic article
Inhoud
How does nature shape history, and how has nature itself been shaped by human action through history? What are the origins of contemporary worldwide environmental problems such as pollution of water and air, and how do geological, climatic, biological and human force continue to change and reshape the earth? This course takes a transnational, diachronic view of how the environment has played a role in history; both in how it has been exposed to physical change, but also how it has acted as resource and has become an object of research. 

Environmental History is the study of our evolving relationship with nature through time, as it examines the interaction between culture and nature. It is an urgent and rapidly developing field in history that seeks understanding of the interrelation between humans and nature, and how the changes humans have made in the environment have affected our societies and our histories. 

This course will introduce you to several themes that characterize the process of change in the world environment since Ancient times to the present. Drawing on historical examples from around the globe, we will examine the long-term effects of increasing population, technological innovation and changing patterns of production and consumption. By analysing media and policy representations of environmental issues, we will discuss how scientific knowledge about the environment has affected our use or protection of nature on the one hand, and continues to influence global economic and power relations on the other hand. 
 
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie

Bijzonderheden

Verplicht materiaal
Reader
Werkvormen
Lecture

Toetsen
Written Exam
Weging100
ToetsvormSchriftelijk tentamen
GelegenhedenBlok PER 4, Blok PER 4

Minimum cijfer
5,5

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