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701-0791-00L  Environmental History - Introduction and Overview

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersD. Speich Chassé
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 100.



Catalogue data

AbstractOur society faces a serious ecological crisis. Of what historical dimension is this crisis? How have human societies already in earlier times changed their environment, and, consequently, perhaps also ours? What were the main ecological challenges for societies and how did they change over time? And how did societies adapt to changing environmental conditions?
ObjectiveIntroduction into environmental history; survey of long-term development of human-nature-interrelations; discussion of selected problems. Improved ability to assess current problems from a historical perspective and to critically interrogate one's own standpoint.
Lecture notesCourse material is provided on OLAT.
LiteratureMcNeill, John R. 2000. Something new under the sun: An environmental history of the twentieth-century world, New York: Norton.

Uekötter, Frank (Ed.) 2010. The turning points of environmental history, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Winiwarter, Verena und Martin Knoll 2007. Umweltgeschichte: Eine Einführung, Köln: Böhlau.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents are asked to write an exam during the second last session (11.12.2015).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersD. Speich Chassé
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

Learning materials

 
Additional linksHomepage Prof. Dr. Daniel Speich Chassé
Only public learning materials are listed.

Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0791-00 VUmweltgeschichte - Einführung und ausgewählte Probleme2 hrs
Fri13-15IFW A 36 »
D. Speich Chassé

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

Places100 at the most
Waiting listuntil 09.09.2016

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
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GESS Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation
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GESS Science in PerspectiveD-MAVTWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-USYSWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorCore CoursesWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorHuman-Environment SystemsWInformation