The course can be completed as part of either the bachelor’s or master’s programme, or the 25/35 cr module. Restrictions on participation will be announced in the annual teaching programme.
After completing the course, students will be familiar with classical questions in environmental history, for example, the interaction between climate, the economy, politics and culture. They will be familiar with the long-term developments in Finnish society and understand the interconnections between business, environment and nature. Special emphasis will be on climate change as a historical phenomenon and a challenge for the future.
The course examines the central themes of global environmental history, the development of Finnish society, the connection between agrarian and urban lifestyles, and nature and the economy, as well as the general international and national factors underlying the development of lines of business.
Choose 4 of the following:
· Louekari, Sami: Hyödyn politiikka – Kokemäenjokilaakson ympäristöhistoriaa 1720–1850.
· Behringer, Wolfgang: A Cultural History of Climate.
· Howkins, Alun: The Death of Rural England. The Social History of the Countryside Since 1900.
· Radkau, Joachim: Nature and Power. A Global History of the Environment. Cambridge University Press 2008.
· Burke, Edmund III and Pomeranz, Kenneth: The Environment and World History. California University Press 2009.
On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.
Instructions for examinations
- Faculty examinations are held in Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3).
- Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
- Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
- Mobile phones must be switched off.
- Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
- Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.
Thematic seminar in small groups