The Sea and Society Relationship: Historical Perspectives, Present Status and Future Challenges
For YOU interested in how the human society is linked to the marine environment and ecosystem, and how this relationship has changed over history and until present, and how it may change into the future.
The aim of this course is to put into a broad context the human "uses" of the sea through time including emotional and philosophical uses. The course will treat main conflicts and problems associated with historical and current uses, and describe and discuss basic issues like the tragedy of the commons and problems related to collective actions and various governance systems. The course will cover different perspectives, such as, western and non-western, global and local, industrial and artisan.
Form of teaching: Lectures, exercises, discussions, and individual and group reports.
Further course information can be found here: https://studiekiezer.ugent.be/studiefiche/en/C004339/2021
- The Sea and Society Relationship: Historical Perspectives, Present Status and Future Challenges (15 credits): August 29 – 1 November
Calculation of Exam Mark
The course is examined through weekly web-based individual tests and a final oral presentation of a group project. During the first 6 weeks, the student must pass weekly exams to pass the first sub-course. The tests focus on the content presented during each week. If a student fails a test, he/she will be given the chance to repeat the test. In addition, it's compulsory to actively attend at least 60% of the lectures/assignment during each week. The final group project will result in an oral presentation.