Environmental History

Environmental History
21. July 2020 Cara Turett

Alexander von Humboldt


Monika Gisler, Dr.
Our society faces a serious ecological crisis. Of what historical dimension is this crisis? How have human societies already in earlier times changed their environment, and, consequently, perhaps also ours? What were the main ecological challenges for societies and how did they change over time?

And how did societies adapt to changing environmental conditions?

Introduction into environmental history; survey of long-term development of human-nature-interrelations; discussion of selected problems. Improved ability to assess current problems from a historical perspective and to critically interrogate one’s own standpoint.

  • Course 701-0791-00 V
  • 2 Lessons per Week
  • 2 Credits
  • Language: German
  • Offered in: Science in Perspective, BSc Environmental Sciences