General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Culture and Sustainability
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Cezary Kościelniak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

· Introducing students to the cultural perspective of sustainability· Presenting the cultural perspective of sustainability

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Accomplished at least two modules related to the humanities


Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Concepts of sustainable development Week 3: Culture and environment Week 4: Environmental justice Week 5: Religion and sustainability: Pope Francis Laudato Sii Week 6: Sustainability and higher education policy 1 Week 7: Sustainability and higher education policy 2 Week 8: Ethics and sustainable decision making Week 9: Green cities: between utopia and political roadmap Week 10: Solidarity and global agenda Week 11: Transdisciplinarity and role of science in creating the sustainable environment. Week 12: Sustainability and political philosophy Week 13: Trust, cooperation and exchange: sustainable development as building the fair trade Week 14: Consultation the essay Week 15: Consultation the essay

Reading list

Dryzeck: Debating the Earth, OUP 2012Francis: Laudato Sii, LEV 2015