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Archaeology as sustainability science

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: AE2035 | Sustainability focused
Autumn 2020
50% Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course offers in-depth knowledge about how archaeological research and the archaeological scientific perspective contribute to a deeper understanding of ecological, economic, and social sustainability and sustainable development. A series of topics elucidate archaeology's contributions to sustainability scholarship, for instance urban planning, agriculture, and food and freshwater security. Topics are critically discussed within different theoretical and methodological frameworks, with an emphasis on anthropocentric and interdisciplinary historical ecology. The course offers a broad understanding of the fields' different vantage points and possibilities, which are further detailed from selected case studies. The course applies a global perspective, with case studies from both the Global South and North.

Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 500 SEK
First payment: 21 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Anders Simonsen
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Renströmsgatan 6

Annika Pihl
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031 - 786 5526
Renströmsgatan 6


Department of Historical Studies
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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