HDCB01161U DCC Sustainable Denmark: How can We achieve Sustainable Development
Affluence and/or Sustainability? Environmental Histories of Denmark since 1970
The global quest for sustainable development causes specific challenges for affluent societies like Denmark. How do we promote worldwide equality while solving local and global environmental problems like climate change? Can continued economic growth on which our affluence is grounded really last? Or do we have to choose between affluence and sustainability?
A cursory introduction to the recent environmental history of Denmark that focuses on such issues as pollution, energy, biodiversity, climate change, knowledge production, environmental imaginaries, governance, economy, and technology will form the common ground for transnational and transdisciplinary comparisons. In seminars and discussions, different analytical approaches will be put on the line and their reach and applicability tested. And by preparing and undertaking a future workshop, prerequisites for a truly sustainable development will be elaborated.
The course is arranged in collaboration with Sustainability Science Centre, UCPH
Name of Exam: HHIB10211E Historical Theme 1/Historisk tema 1
As course literature, we will use the unpublished manuscript of the basic reader Bo Fritzbøger: Affluence and/or Sustainability? An introduction to Environmental Histories of Denmark since 1970, which will be uploaded on the course web page.
A number of other texts will also be uploaded in Absalon before the start of the semester.
Registration form will be available at the beginning of April online at www.danishculturecourses.ku.dk
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentWritten take-home assignment with an optional subject approved by the lecturer. The topic should be either transnational or transdisciplinary (or both). 16-20 standard pages.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Conducted in the same masser as the ordinary examination.