In this course, students gain knowledge of the history of ideas and environmental humanistic perspectives on forests.
The course deals with the history of the forest as an environmental, social and cultural phenomenon that involves different ideas, scientific disciplines, political ambitions, institutional frameworks and cultural understandings.
The course has a comparative perspective, where changes in Sweden from the 19th century until today are compared with examples from other countries and cultural contexts.
The overall goal is for students to be able to acquire new knowledge and analytical frameworks in order to understand the role of forests in society, both past and present, and how this relates to various sustainability challenges.
Starts October 31, 2023
Ends January 14, 2024
Place of study Independent of location
Language of instruction Swedish
Form of study Mixed times, 50%, Distance learning
Number of compulsory meetings No compulsory meetings
Number of other meetings None
Arrangement for distance course
A computer (windows 10 or later or macOS), stable internet, headset and webcam are recommended for the course. The possibilities to use the learning platform Canvas via mobile or tablet are limited. The recommended browser is Chrome or Firefox.
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|Fields of study
|Agriculture, forestry and fishery (others)