Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Sam Vosper from University of cambridge
Environmental History is a course that explores the complex relationship between humans and the environment over time. The course will examine how human activities have shaped the environment, and how the environment has shaped human societies. Students will learn about major environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution, and resource depletion, as well as environmental movements and activism.
The course will also explore the environmental history of specific regions and topics, such as the Global South, the Global North, the ocean, the atmosphere, the land, biodiversity, food, energy, transportation, and urbanization. Students will also learn about the future of humanity and the future of the Earth in the context of environmental history.
By the end of the course, students will have a deep understanding of the environmental challenges facing the world today, as well as the historical roots of these challenges. Students will also gain valuable skills in critical thinking, analysis, research, writing, and oral communication.
This course is open to students from all backgrounds, and no prior knowledge of environmental history is required. It is a valuable course for anyone who is interested in learning more about the relationship between humans and the environment, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.
Environmental History by Sam Vosper at University of cambridge
Sam is an affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy where he primarily supervises the MPhil in Environmental Policy programme and Paper 5 of the undergraduate Tripos. He is an applied environmental/development economist by training and completed his PhD at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. His PhD thesis titled: Microfinance and Mobile phones: an economic analysis of the perceptions, management and measurement of environmental risk in rural Kenya, was supervised by C-EENRG Fellows Shaun Larcom and Andreas Kontoleon. He was a recent recipient of the McKinsey Risk Prize (2020) and a finalist for the Cambridge Society for Applied Research (CSAR) Award (2022). Previously, Sam has worked as an economic advisor on climate change issues in Southern Africa.