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HIST210 War and Environment

This course examines the role of environmental issues in causing war, the impact of war on various environments, and the role of the environment in determining the outcomes of conflict.

While the first and concluding parts of the paper canvass a more global coverage in different eras, the rest focuses on World War Two's impact, mainly in the Pacific Islands.

Paper title War and Environment
Paper code HIST210
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
judy.bennett@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Judith Bennett
Textbooks
Required:

Tucker, Richard P. and Edmund Russell, eds. "Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of Warfare." Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2004.

Bennett, Judith Ann. "Natives and Exotics: Environment and World War Two in the Southern Pacific Islands." Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2009.

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Develop an ability to see inter-relationships between war and environment with an intellectual openness to data and information from other disciplines
  • Master essential research skills using written and visual sources

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 18-19
T2 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 18-19
T3 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 18-19

This course examines the role of environmental issues in causing war, the impact of war on various environments, and the role of the environment in determining the outcomes of conflict.

While the first and concluding parts of the paper canvass a more global coverage in different eras, the rest focuses on World War Two's impact, mainly in the Pacific Islands.

Paper title War and Environment
Paper code HIST210
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
judy.bennett@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Judith Bennett
Textbooks
Required:

Tucker, Richard P. and Edmund Russell, eds. "Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of Warfare." Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2004.

Bennett, Judith Ann. "Natives and Exotics: Environment and World War Two in the Southern Pacific Islands." Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2009.

In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Develop an ability to see inter-relationships between war and environment with an intellectual openness to data and information from other disciplines
  • Master essential research skills using written and visual sources

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 18-19
T2 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 18-19
T3 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 18-19