HDCB00114U Sustainable Denmark? Environmental Challenges in a Cultural Context

Volume 2013/2014
Danish Culture Courses

The world faces a number of essential environmental problems. In this course, we are going to focus on some of the key challenges and on the specific ways in which they are expressed in a Danish context. We will discuss causes and possible solutions to these problems. And we will look at the environment as part of a socio-material network including humans – not as their adversary. The challenges that we will concern ourselves with are: The sustainability concept, landscape and land-use changes, agriculture and pollution of the aquatic environment, biodiversity loss, food production and animal welfare, global warming and future energy demands, clean and not-so-clean air, urbanization, and the emergence of new environmental ideologies.


The course is only offered to exchange and guest students at the University of Copenhagen.
Lectures and excursions
The course is arranged in cooporation with Centre for Cultural Studies in Sustainability.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Excursions
  • 12
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Total
  • 32
Type of assessment
Written assignment