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AK126V The Anthropocene 4.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 single courses students

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P2 (4.0 hp)


28 Oct 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Distance Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

10 - 20

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 single courses students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 single courses students


Adam Wickberg (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AK126V (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course gives a broad and critical introduction to the concept of the Anthropocene. It goes through the scientific bases of the new geological epoch and puts this in a larger social, political and historical context. The course also proivides a point of departure for thinking about the future of the environmental crisis and humans' role on the planet.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

give an account of the meaning of the concept of the Anthropocene as a new geological era in a natural-science and social-science/humanities perspective

critically discuss political, social, material and historical dimensions of the Anthropocene

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in English.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment work, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Education cycle

First cycle

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