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240517 SE Environmental Anthropology and the Anthropocene (P4) (2018W)

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

Thursday 18.10. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 12.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 29.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 13.12. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Friday 11.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 25.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course pursues two aims. First, it will provide an overview over developments in environmental anthropology since the 1970s (from cultural ecology to political ecology to multispecies ethnography). Second, it will address specific concerns of the Anthropocene, including climate change, biodiversity, environmentalism, etc. The course will have seminar character, meaning that student input and feedback will be central.

Assessment and permitted materials

A mandatory seminar paper will count for 50% (which equal 50 points) of the grade. The rest of the grade will be determined by short oral presentations and written handouts, as well as by course participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to receive a passing grade, you need at least 60 points. A 'sehr gut' requires at least 90 out of 100 points (a 'gut' at least 80 points, etc.). Attendance is required throughout the semester.

Examination topics

There will be no exams.

Reading list

Will be announced later.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40