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Course: The Environmental Situation in China

Course: The Environmental Situation in China

Martin Lavicka09 Feb 2015Leave a comment


Course title: The Environmental situation in China

Course leader: Prof. Stevan Harrell, University of Washington


Témata kurzu propojují antropologii, environmenální studia, politiku i ekonomiku Číny. Kurz je vhodný primárně pro navazující magistry, ale též studenty Bc. oborů ve vyšších ročnících, předchozí absolvování kurzů Geografie Číny (X)DL1 a (X)DL2 je nanejvýš doporučené.

Kurz proběhne ve čtyřech tříhodinových blocích v týdnu od 24. do 27. února 2015. V každém bloku budou tři hlavní tematické okruhy, kterým se bude prof. Harrell věnovat a ke kterým studenti dopředu dostanou povinnou četbu. Podmínkou splnění kurzu bude aktivní účast na hodinách a aktivní znalosti povinné četby, v případě nedostatků v těchto bodech budou studenti doplňovat atestaci písemnou prací.

Module I (24. 2. 2015), time: 16:45 – 19:15, classroom: 1.07 (Křížkovského 14)

  1. Environmental and ethnic geography of East Asia
  2. Three modes of environmental adaptation and their social correlates
  3. The history of intensification from pre-Imperial times to the present

Module II (25. 2. 2015), time: 16:45 – 19:15, classroom: 1.07 (Křížkovského 14)

  1. The communist program of modernization and its basis in a particular view of science
  2. Development and environmental degradation in rural Han China
  3. Colonial development in the uplands of the Southeast Asian Massif

Module III (26. 2. 2015), time: 16:45 – 19:15, classroom: VU1 (Křížkovského 10)

  1. Colonial development in the pastoral cultures of Central Asia
  2. Development seen from the perspective of increased energy use
  3. Development seen from the perspective of increased water use

Module IV (27. 2. 2015), time: 16:45 – 19:15, classroom: VU1 (Křížkovského 10)

  1. Development seen from the perspective of soil transport
  2. Deforestation and reforestation
  3. Environmental Policy, Environmentalism and the possibilities of democratic transition

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