Program courses

GEH list of courses

Most of our courses can also be taken by students outside the program.

Mandatory courses

The process of research I: Theories and Methods  (7,5 credits, Department of Rural Development, Swedish Agricultural University. Year 1: Autumn term, period 1, 50%)

Historical Ecology (7,5 credits, Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University. Year 1:  Autumn term, period 1, 50%)

Changing Perceptions of Humans and Nature (7,5 credits, Department of Arthistory. Year 1: Autumn term, period 2, 50%).

Modern natures: conflicts and transformations (7.5 credits, Department of Economic History. Year 1:  Autumn term, period 2, 50%)

Current Themes and Debates in Global Environmental History (7,5 credits, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History and Cemus. Year 2:  Spring-Autumn, 25%, this course is optional)

Thesis

The Ma thesis in Global Environmental History 45 or 60 (Department of Archaeology and Ancient History) starts Spring term year 1 (50%) or Autumn term year 2 (50-100%).

Internships

Full-time or part-time internships are possible over the equivalent of 5 or 10 weeks (7,5 or 15 credits). Discuss the possibility of internships with the programme coordinator already at the start of the programme.

Examples of optional courses

You can include at least 30 credits freestanding courses from another subject in your degree. Of these maximum of 30 credits can be basic level courses. There are a great number of courses to choose from: Uppsala University courses. Apply directly to the courses you are interested in via antagning.se.  Non-fee paying students can accredit courses from SLU, see the SLU course webpage and also courses from other universities. Note that courses have different eligibility criteria depending on subject and acceptance is decided by respective department. The term is divided into

Advanced level

Below a few are listed that may perhaps suit your special interests or Ma thesis subject. Course schedules, dates and titles can change so please refer back to the course syllabus for confirmation. The pace and timing of courses are also different in different departments.

Autumn term

1st period (September-October)

Academic Writing in English in the Social Sciences (7,5 credits, Department of English, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%).

Sociological Theory ( 7,5 credits, Department of Sociology, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%, can be given in English).

History and Memory in Comparative Genocide Studies  (7,5 credits, Department of History, Autumn term, 1st period, 100%)

The Process of Research II: Methods, Data Analysis and Scientific Writing (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Autumn term, 2nd period, 100%, difficult to take for feepaying students).

Intersectionality (7,5, Department of Sociology, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%, can be given in English)

Handel, kapitalism och global utveckling - ekonomisk förändring före det industriella genombrottet (7,5 credits, Department of Economic History, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish)

2nd period (November-January)

Political Ecology (7.5 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%).

GIS for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (7,5 hp, department of Archaeology, Autumn term,  2nd period, 50%, good introduction to GIS for beginners).

Urban Cultures (7.5 credits, Department of Art History, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%).

Staging: Visual Articulations of Cultural Heritage (7,5 credits, Department of Art History, Autumn term 2nd period, 50%).

Globala processer och lokala världar ( 7,5 credits, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Ethnography ( 7,5 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%).

Science and the Knowing Body: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge, 17th-20th Century 2019/2020 (7.5 credits, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%)

Sustainable Natural Resource Management (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Autumn term, 2nd period, 100%,  difficult to take for feepaying students).

Negotiating Global Challenges (7.5 credits, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%).

Visualiseringstekniker: Konst och vetenskap som kunskapspraktiker 1700-2000  (7.5 credits, Department of Art History, Autumn term  2nd period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Industrialisering, modernisering och globalisering - ekonomisk utveckling efter 1800 (7,5 credits, Department of Economic History, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish)

Spring term

1st period (January-March

Landscape analyses and GIS (15 hp, department of Archaeology, Spring term every 2nd year (2018, 2020, 2022), 1st period, 100% (advanced level GIS, not in catalogue apply via department of Archaeology).

Economic History (7,5 credits, Department of Economic History, Spring term, 1st period, 50%).

Economic History: History of Economic Thought (7,5 credits, Department of Economic History, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%)

Gendered Bodies: Theories and Challenges (7,5 credits, Centre for gender research, Spring term, 1st period, 50%).

HumAnimal Encounters: Representations, Bodies, Identities (7,5 credits, Centre for Gender Research, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%).

Introduction to Economic Sociology  (7, 5 credits,   Department of Cultural Anthropology, Spring term, 1st period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Städerna och det urbana i en globaliserad värld   (7, 5 credits,   Department of Social and Economic Geography, Spring term, 1st period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory  (7, 5 credits,   Department of Cultural Anthropology, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Conflict, democracy and facilitation (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Spring term, 1st period, 100%, difficult to take for feepaying students).

Consumption and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 1st period, 50%).

Early Modern Gunpowder Empires in Global Perspective  (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 1st period, 50%)

From Poor Relief to Welfare State   (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 1st period, 50%)

2nd period (March-June)

Samhällsplanering i ett nationellt och internationellt perspektiv  (7, 5 credits,   Department of Social and Economic Geography, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Cultural Heritage Management and Contract Archaeology  (7,5 credits, Department of Archaeology and ancient History, Spring term every 2nd year (2020, 2022) 50% 2nd period).

Masculinities (7,5 credits, Centre for gender research, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%).

Planeringens utmaningar - makt, politik och ideologi   (7, 5 credits,   Department of Social and Economic Geography, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Feminist Cultural Studies (7,5 credits, Centre for gender research, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%).

Global food systems and food security 15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Spring term, 2nd period, 100%, difficult to take for feepaying students))

Anthropology in Practice (Department of Cultural Anthropology. Spring term, 50% 2nd period).

Ethnography and Multiculturalism (7.5 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology. Spring term, 2nd period, 50%).

Refugees and Migrants in a Global Historical Perspective ( (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%,)

Survival: Institutions and Strategies in the Early Modern World  ( (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%,)

Current Perspectives on Food and Society: Culture, Migration and Health (7.5 credits, Department of Art History, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%,).

Popular Culture as History   (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 1st period, 50%)

Literature and Intersectionality 7,5, Department of Sociology, Spring term, 1st period, 50%, requires background from language or literary studies)

Ekokritik - människan, naturen, litteraturen (7,5, Department of Literature, Spring term, 1st period, 50%, Instruction only in Swedish)

Basic level courses

You can also include 30 credit basic level courses in your degree. There are a great number of courses to choose from at Uppsala University and SLU.  Course schedules and titles can change so refer back to the course syllabus for confirmation. Please check the Uppsala University course webpage and the SLU course webpage Uppsala university webpage for information on individual courses (note that fee-paying student cannot take courses in SLU unless special arrangements are made).

Autumn term

Practical English: Oral and Written Production (7.5 credits, Department of English,  Autumn term, 1st-2nd period afternoon course, 25%)

Climate Change Leadership in Practice  (7.5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%).

Klimatet, energin och det moderna samhället (7.5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%,  instruction only in Swedish).

Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures (7,5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 25%)

The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation  (15 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%)

The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation (7,5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%)

Sustainable Development – Project Management and Communication (7,5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%)

Global miljöhistoria  (7,5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish)

Sustainability and Development in Latin America – Past, Present, Future (7.5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period evening course, 25%)

Reimagining Education – Learning, Knowing and Doing in a Changing World (15 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period evening course, 50%)

Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden (7,5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 25%)

Idéhistoriens huvudlinjer, nyare tiden 2017/2018  (7,5 credits, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish)

Samhällsomvandling och social organisation: Försörjning och livsformer (7,5 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Autumn term 1st period, 100%, instruction only in Swedish).

Spring term

Actors and Strategies for Change – Towards Global Sustainabilities  (7,5 credits, Cemus, Spring term, 1st period, 25%).

Hållbar utveckling – värderingar, världsbilder och visioner (15 credits, Cemus, Spring term, 1st-2nd period, 50%).

Climate Change Leadership – Power, Politics and Culture (15 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 50%).

Teknik, makt och mänsklighetens framtid (7,5 credits, Cemus, Spring term, 1st period evening course, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Sustainable Design – Ecology, Culture and Human Built Worlds  (7,5 credits, Cemus, Autumn term, 1st-2nd period, 25%).

Livsfilosofi och det moderna samhället (7,5 credits, Cemus, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%, instruction only in Swedish).

Ecological Effects of Climate Changes (10 credits, Biology Education Centre, Spring term, 1st-2nd period, 33% evening classes).

Ekonomisk globalisering ( 7,5 credits, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%, non-campus course, instruction only in Swedish).

Culture in Armed Conflicts (15 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Spring term, 1st-2nd period, 50%).

Culture and Health (7.5 credits, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Spring term, 1st period, 50%).