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INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

CODE 104917
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/06
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student is able to:

     

        know the historical origin, through an adequate knowledge of the past, of the problems that contemporary society has to face in the climatic field;

        know how to consciously orientate themselves in the problems linked to environmental protection and be able to make connections between present and past historical facts;

        to be aware of the challenges posed by climate change and thus be able to critically evaluate the responses of international society to these challenges;

        to find historical sources of various kinds, bibliographical and documentary, in particular digital, to be able to interpret them and use them for the preparation of a written text to be presented in class.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student is able to:

      know the historical origin, through an adequate knowledge of the past, of the problems that contemporary society has to face in the climatic field;

        know how to consciously orientate themselves in the problems linked to environmental protection and be able to make connections between present and past historical facts;

        to be aware of the challenges posed by climate change and thus be able to critically evaluate the responses of international society to these challenges;

        to find historical sources of various kinds, bibliographical and documentary, in particular digital, to be able to interpret them and use them to prepare a written text to be presented in class.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Unless otherwise indicated, due to the evolution of the national health situation, the course will be blended, with the Professor in class and the students, who can attend either in class or at home.

    Attendance is not compulsory, although it is recommended.

    Approximately two thirds of the course is devoted to lectures to enable students to acquire the necessary knowledge of the subject. However, students are encouraged to intervene critically, also thanks to the use of wooclaps, and are expected to present personal critical remarks.

    Experts from the academic world are invited to give specific lectures.

    A third of the course is devoted to classroom presentations, in Italian or English, of specific case studies agreed with the lecturer. In addition to the acquisition of knowledge, this will allow students to develop specific transversal skills: the ability to work in a team and develop a leadership role; public speaking skills; the ability to summarise (in order to keep to the time allotted for the presentation); and critical thinking skills (since students are required to make personal observations and evaluate the sources used for the presentation). The presentation is carried out with the help of IT tools.

    The teaching tools used are PPT presentations prepared by the teacher and available on the aulaweb and videos which will then be discussed in class.

    Teams Code: nv7s87l

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course aims to provide students with a historical overview of developments in international environmental policy from the late XIX century to the present day.

    The first part of the course will deal with the main actions and cooperation that have developed between states and the dynamics that have led to the formation of international organisations with environmental aims of different types.

    The second part will be devoted to the evolution and characteristics of European environmental policy, which emerged first as a new policy of the European Community and then as one of the most important policies of the European Union.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Attending students, in addition to the paper discussed in class, should report on one of the following volumes:

    S. Nespor, La scoperta dell'ambiente. Una rivoluzione culturale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2020.

     John R. McNeill, P. Engelke, La grande accelerazione. Una storia ambientale dell'Antropocene dopo il 1945,Torino, Einaudi, 2014.

    L. Scichilone, L'Europa e la sfida ecologica. Storia della politica ambientale europea, Bologna, il Mulino, 2008.

    Non-attending students should refer to the following volumes: S. Nespor, La scoperta dell'ambiente. Una rivoluzione culturale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2020; L. Scichilone, L'Europa e la sfida ecologica. Storia della politica ambientale europea, Bologna, il Mulino, 2008, John R. McNeill, P. Engelke, La grande accelerazione.  Una storia ambientale dell'Antropocene dopo il 1945, Torino, Einaudi, 2014.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ALBERTO DE SANCTIS (President)

    ANDREA CATANZARO

    MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (President Substitute)

    NICOLA CAROZZA (Substitute)

    MARIA ANTONIETTA FALCHI (Substitute)

    ALBERTO GIORDANO (Substitute)

    GIORGIO GRIMALDI (Substitute)

    CARLO MORGANTI (Substitute)

    STEFANO PARODI (Substitute)

    DAVIDE SUIN (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II semester approx 1 March 2022

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination takes place orally.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     The examination is oral. The final assessment will take into account the quality of the seminar work carried out by the student during the course in class. In particular, students attending the course will present a case study in class and the evaluation of this work will contribute to the final mark.

    The Examination Committee is appointed by the Departmental Council and chaired by the professor in charge of the course.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    31/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale