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Content and learning outcomes
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
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AK126V