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240513 SE Natural Resources, Society and Environment (P4) (2016S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 18.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 23.05. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 25.05. 08:00 - 11:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 01.06. 08:00 - 11:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 08.06. 08:00 - 11:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 14.06. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The interaction people and their environment are the focus of this MA-seminar. We concentrate on the use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Topics such as the so called "resouce curse" will be touched upon and critially elaborated how power relations in the context of exploiting natural resources are shaped. This lecture discusses examples of exclusion, land-grabbing as well as successful negotiations between indigenous groups, the extractive industries and state bodies.

Topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will be touched upon.

Key concepts of Anthropology of Environment will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper apx 20 pages

Presentation of the draft seminar paper during the seminar (15 min)

Taking over the role of a discussant on a colleague s paper (10 min)

Active participation in group discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

ALL items above must be completed for positive grade. 65% paper, 25% presentation, 10% discussant. 52% minimum to be positive.

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be provided on moodle

Association in the course directory

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