Via this link you can find materials that describe environmental history of the Baltic Sea on the urban level. The Sea and the Cities project focused on ten major cities in the Baltic Sea Region. Altogether 40 scholars and students participated this international project.
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.
Suitable for exchange student.
The course is available for all students, both bachelor and master's levels.
Thematic seminar in small groups