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FAK3156 Emotions, Environment and Climate: Affects and the environmental humanities 7.5 credits

The course aims to explore issues concerning sustainability through analysing the societal, political and affective dimensions of the climate crisis by combining two lively research strands within the humanities and social sciences, namely environmental humanities and the affective turn. The goal is to give the students an orientation in present day academic discourse on the relations between environment, society, culture and nature. A central aim is how questions on the structuring, managing and storying of the climate issue comes about through collective, social and cultural registers of emotion.

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Application

For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Application code

51319

Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAK3156 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course aims to explore issues concerning sustainability through analysing the societal, political and affective dimensions of the climate crisis by combining two lively research strands within the humanities and social sciences, namely environmental humanities and the affective turn.

The goal is to give the students an orientation in present day academic discourse on the relations between environment, society, culture and nature. A central aim is how questions on the structuring, managing and storying of the climat issue comes about through collective, social and cultural registers of emotion.

The course is organized with a focus on seminars, literature and individual research.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

- Orally and in writing reason around central terms within the history of affect and environmental humanities and the connections between them 

- Analyze how emotions are allowed, removed, articulated and regulated in historical processes connecting to climate and environment.

- Reflect on historical changes and contemporary applications of emotions in the debate on envionment and climate

- Reflect on historical changes and contemporary application of emotions in the debate on environment and climate

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Accepted to a PhD programme in history or other subject in the humanities and social sciences.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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

Examination

  • SEM1 - Seminars, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • UPP1 - Text reflections, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • UPP2 - Final written assignment, 3.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

To attend and actively participate in all seminars is compulsory. If there are specific reasons, the course responsible teacher can assign a compensation task in the case of absence. Normally no more than two seminars can be compensated.

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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Examiner

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.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Additional regulations

An application to the course should be sent to course responsible teacher and contain a short letter reflecting on why the student wants to attend the course.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/History of Science, Technology and Environment