814.539 (14S) Warfare and Environment through History

Sommersemester 2014

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Erster Termin der LV
20.05.2014 09:00 - 17:00 , IFF, Schottenfeldgasse 29, SR 4c
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Warfare and Environment through History
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
1.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
2.0
Anmeldungen
6 (30 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Deutsch
LV-Beginn
01.03.2014
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Lehrmethodik

Each day’s sessions will include lectures, discussions of assigned readings, analysis of methodologies that can be used to understand the complex ecological impacts of warfare, and consideration of the legacies for today’s world. Each participant will initiate discussion of an assigned reading or topic.

Inhalt/e

The course will survey the interactions between natural environments and warfare through history. Warfare and preparations for war have always determined leading aspects of social, political, and economic life, as well as a constituting a major force for disruption. This has had complex and fateful impacts on the natural environment: consuming natural resources and degrading ecosystems. But until very recently environmental historians have largely neglected the impacts of military mobilization and collective violence. Conversely, military historians have neglected the environmental consequences of war and militarization, although they have routinely studied climate and terrain as the settings for conflict. The challenge for environmental history is to provide an understanding of the distinctive ecological consequences of war and militarization. This course is designed to survey our long history, but our major focus will be on the modern or industrial era, from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Lehrziel

The overall purpose of this short course is to orient students to a rapidly emerging sub-field of environmental history, as it attempts to integrate material and methods from a wide range of traditional disciplines. Our inquiry will be at the forefront of present research on how mass confict has shaped the dynamic interactions between societies and the natural world.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

After the three days of lectures and discussions, each participant will write an integrative essay (2,000 - 2,500 words), discussing the main themes and materials of the course, and including an annot

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 05W.1)
    • Fach: Modul 6: Spezialgebiete und Ergänzungsfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Spezialgebiete und Ergänzungsfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 814.539 Warfare and Environment through History (1.0h SE / 2.0 ECTS)

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