HIS 1021. Sustainable Development of Denmark in the World

Course content

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HIS 1021. Sustainable Development of Denmark in the World
The global quest for sustainable development causes specific challenges for affluent societies like Denmark. How do we promote worldwide equality while solving local and global environmental problems like climate change, and social challenges like inequality? Can continued economic growth on which our affluence is grounded really last or do we have to choose between affluence and sustainability?

A cursory introduction to the recent socio-environmental history of Denmark that focuses on such issues as social cohesion, pollution, energy, biodiversity, climate change, knowledge production, governance, economy, technology and everyday environmentalism will form the common ground for transnational and transdisciplinary comparisons. In seminars and discussions, different analytical approaches will be put on the line and their reach and applicability tested prerequisites for a truly sustainable development will be elaborated.

The course is arranged in collaboration with Sustainability Science Centre, UCPH


Historisk tilvalgsområde 1 (HHIB10211E)
[Bachelortilvalg i historie, 2022-ordningen]

Teaching is organized as three-hour sessions twice a week. During the first two thirds of the semester, classes will vary between teacher presentations, discussions, group work, and excursions. The last third will mainly consist of supervision, individually or in groups.

- Bo Fritzbøger: Sustainable Development of Denmark in the World, 1970-2020. Springer Sustainable Development Goals Series (to be published in August).

A number of additional texts will also be uploaded in Absalon before the start of the semester.

Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Other under invigilation
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 175
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • English
  • 388,5


Course number
Programme level
Bachelor choice

1 semester


Dette er et dagkursus via tompladsordningen mod betaling på Åbent Universitet. Tilmeld dig og se aktuel prisoversigt på www.aabentuniversitet.hum.ku.dk 

See scheme link
Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Bo Fritzbøger   (7-68756c786f7a80466e7b7334717b346a71)
Saved on the 11-10-2022

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