Culture, Heritage and The Environment

Culture, Heritage and The Environment

Semester 1

(A virtual course under the patronage of the SEA-EU alliance, in collaboration with University of Kiel, Germany)

This study-unit consists of four sessions, total of 10-11 hours, subdivided as follows: In a first 2-hour session a political ecology perspective to environmental conflict in coastal areas will be introduced. Students and lecturers will read and discuss introductory articles on the socio-ecological dimensions of environmental change in coastal areas.

In a second 2-hour session the students will present each other examples of environmental conflicts in coastal areas (e.g. related to port development, coastal dredging, tourism developments, resource extraction) and will start to familiarize with their role in the simulation game.

In a third session of 4-5 hours the game will be played using different online collaboration tools.

A final 2-hour session will be used for reflection.

No specific disciplinary background required. Seminar will benefit from an interdisciplinary group. May suit the interests of students from geography, sociology, law, earth systems, geosciences, environmental management/ studies, conservation science and coastal biology/ecology.

This study-unit will be held on Wednesdays. 

Tentative dates: 27th October 2021: First Session, 12pm -2pm, 3th November 2021: Second Session 12pm -2pm, 10th November 2021: Game Session 12pm -5pm, 17th November 2021: Post-game analysis and reflection: 12pm -2pm.

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Semester 1

This DGP unit seeks to provide students with a survey of Baroque art in Malta from its onset through Caravaggio’s realism to its triumphant peak with Mattia Preti’s works.

The artists' oeuvres will be discussed and students will be introduced to critical analysis and will learn to place the works within the Baroque style.

Sessions to be held Wednesdays - 12pm till 2pm and Saturdays.

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Semester 1

This eight-week course will introduce students to the realm of Ancient Greek Mythology.

Throughout the study-unit we shall discuss the impact that these myths had on Ancient Greek civilisation and how these myths affected the culture and society of the people that believed in them.

Students will be also introduced to mythology through ancient literary sources such as Homer and Hesiod, as well as through ancient drama such as the tragedies of Euripides.

Sessions to be held Wednesdays - 12pm till 2pm.  

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Semester 2

A mixed-focus Thematic Approach which seeks to explore elements of Greek and Roman history through a thematic rather than chronological approach that puts the emphasis on these themes rather than on the narrative.

Sessions to be held Wednesdays - 12pm till 2pm.  

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https://www.um.edu.mt/study/degreeplus/cultureheritageenvironment