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687809P Environmental and Climate History, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 687809P  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Environmental and Climate History  Abbreviation Environmental a 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline1153 Humanistic environmental studies 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

Teachers
Name
Matti Enbuske 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

Free

 
Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to display knowledge of the effects of social, political and economic actions on the environment and nature throughout history. Students will also be able to define the central characteristics of climate history and estimate the effects of climate changes on human cultures in recorded history. Students will also be able to compare processes concerning environmental history in different parts of the world and explain their cause–effect relation.

 
Contents 

Phenomena in environmental history, from prehistory to modern day

 
Mode of delivery 

Independent study or contact teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Book exam and/or lectures

 
Target group 

Students minoring in the Environmental Studies in the Humanities

 
Recommended or required reading 

J. Donald Hughes, An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life (Routledge, 2001).

Brian Fagan, The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History (Basic Books, New York 2002)

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Book exam, essay or corresponding lectures

 
Grading 

0-5

 
Person responsible 

Matti Enbuske

 


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