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Perspectives on Environmental Theory

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2024

About the course

This course offers an introduction to different feminist perspectives on environment, nature, and humanity. Viewpoints of Eco-feminism, Post-humanism, Dark Ecology, as well as others, are presented, contextualized and scrutinized. How do different positions regarding the relation between human and nature effect our views on pollution and climate change? What problematizations and solutions do they imply? Are the only options modern technology or romantic holism?

The aim is to provide a historical and philosophical orientation of various definitions of nature and human, as well as insight into different theories of power and how they may relate to the issue. The course is based on independent readings, group-work, and individual assignments. The course is on-line and the course language is English.

Application and eligibility

Perspectives on Environmental Theory, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2024 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


15 January 2024


14 February 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course applicants must have completed three semesters of full time studies, equivalent to 90 ECTS, of which at least 15 ECTS must be an independent project or four semesters of full time studies equivalent to 120 ECTS.English proficiency equivalent to English A/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2023. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Contactperson for the course is:
Veronika Lodwika