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Man, the environment and technology 7.5 credits

Människa miljö och teknik
First cycle, H0046N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and completed the following courses with at least a passing grade; Nation, Ethnicity and Identity (H0030N) 7,5 credits, Time creates the world (H0031N) 7,5 credits, Societal change from different perspectives (H0037N) 15 credits, Societal Groups and changing power relations (H0039N) 7,5 credits, Source criticism and historical narrative (H0040N) 7,5 credits, An expanding world (H0041N) 7,5 credits and Roads to democracy (H0042N) 7,5 credits, or equivalent courses in history 60 credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After completion of the course, students should be able to discuss and problematize the interrelationship between human, society and the environment with technology through history. In addition, they should be able to identify and describe a number of examples of the interrelationship in different historical times. Students should also be able to use relevant learning tools, such as IKT pedagogy.

The course focus on and problematize the interrelationship between human, society and the environment with technology through history, with focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Thus, both the social drive behind technological development and the social impact of the technology, and environmental consequences are identified, as well as learning tools relevant to the field of knowledge.

Lessons, lectures, seminars and individual in-depth assignments. Through individual in-depth assignments and seminars, the student get the chance to work with different learning tools relevant to the field of knowledge, such as IKT pedagogy.

Individual in-depth assignments, 5,5 credits (U, G, VG).
Active participation in seminars, 2 credits (U, G).

Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETS educational administration,not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Some parts of the course realization may be in English.

Kristina Söderholm

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
- Bernes, Claes & Lundgren, Lars J. (2009). Bruk och missbruk av naturens resurser: en svensk miljöhistoria. Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket.
- Bernes, C. (2016), En varmare värld: Växthseffekten och klimates förändringar. Naturvårdsverket. (Boken är fritt tillgänglig här:
- Sörlin, S. (2017) Antropocen – En essä om människans tidsålder, Stockholm: Weyler förlag


Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Individual advanced assignmentU G VG *5.50MandatoryA16
0004SeminarsU G#2.00MandatoryA16

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 15 Jan 2021