HHIB11212U HIS 1021. Sustainable Denmark: How can We achieve Sustainable Development

Volume 2021/2022

Historisk tilvalgsområde 1 (HHIB10211E)
[Fagstudieordning. Bachelortilvalg i historie, 2019-ordningen]


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Historie, BA, lektionskatalog efterår 2021 [BA-studerende med grundfag i Historie]
Historie, BA-tilvalg, lektionskatalog efterår 2021 [øvrige BA-studerende]

HIS 1021. Sustainable Denmark: How can We achieve Sustainable Development
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, and social challenges like inequality? 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 socio-environmental history of Denmark that focuses on such issues as social cohesion, pollution, energy, biodiversity, climate change, knowledge production, governance, economy, technology and everyday environmentalism 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 prerequisites for a truly sustainable development will be elaborated.

The course is arranged in collaboration with Sustainability Science Centre, UCPH 

As course literature, we will use the unpublished manuscript of the basic reader Bo Fritzbøger: Affluence and/or Sustainability?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.

Teaching is organized as three-hour sessions twice a week. During the first two thirds of the semester, classes will vary between teacher presentations, discussions, group work, and excursions. The last third will mainly consist of supervision, individually or in groups.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 175
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • Total
  • 388,5
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Other under invigilation
Exam registration requirements

Aktuelle studieordninger for Historie og Studiehåndbogen [BA].

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