81953 - Senior Seminar in Global Humanities (1) (LM)

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  • Teacher Davide Domenici

  • Credits 6

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in History and Oriental Studies (cod. 8845)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims at offering an analysis of some of the global challenges the population of the planet has been facing since the second half of the XX century. Among these, the critical relation with the natural resources and with the concept of development and, above all, climate change, the greatest global challenge of our age, with its connections to territorial development, ecological risk and food security, tourism and the consumption of natural resources. At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the critical tools to analyse the global challenges of our society, through the acquisition of theoretical and empirical knowledge on climate change, environmental and socio-cultural impacts of development and tourism, the promotion and protection of biological and cultural diversity.

Course contents

Senior Seminar in Global Humanities is conceived as an interdisciplinary space of discussion around the so called "spatial turn" that is investing all fields of the Humanities (history, anthropology, geography, philosophy, political theory).

Guests and visiting scholars from all over the world will teach 8-hour short intensive courses and two lectures (8 hours).

The program of the AY 2021/2022

Assessment methods

Students are expected to attend at least four (4) short intensive courses. Senior seminar is a pass/no pass class and, in order to get 6 credits (CFU), students are required to deliver a 3000-word paper at the end of the academic year on one of the short intensive courses attended.

Students must hand-in your paper by registering on AlmaEsami one week before the exam date. Students do not need to be present at the exam

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Davide Domenici