Environment, Development & Society - ENV00018C

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Samarthia Thankappan
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

This module introduces fundamental sustainability concepts, theories and strategies for managing the environment. The skills developed through this module will provide a real advantage in further studies and also in the job market.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module introduces fundamental sustainability concepts, theories and strategies for managing the environment. The lectures will be used to set the context to the module, and introduce blocks of theoretical material which will then be used and applied in tutorials.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental management, the relationship between the environment and the economy, and the linkages between these concepts and sustainability.
  • Understand general sustainability models, concepts, theories and strategies, debates between various theories and application to current issues at local, national and international level.
  • Apply appropriate concepts to sustainability in the global economy.
  • Evaluate key sustainable development indicators including social dimensions of sustainable development e.g. poverty reduction, gender and development, and social development indicators.

Generic/Employability Skills:

The module contributes towards development of a range of generic skills:

  • Use and analysis of numerical information
  • Writing in an academic context
  • Group activity (formal debate to develop the ability to analyse and discuss information in an interactive group forum)
  • IT and information handling (e.g. extensive use of internet sources will be required to compile information for the tutorials).
  • Time management & presentation skills: Preparing graphic presentations (e.g., pictures, images, slides) for a range of audiences and presenting information within a specific time

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Environment, Development & Society
1.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Environment, Development & Society
1.5 hours 100

Module feedback

Generic feedback on good practice and improvement actions will be provided during the tutorial sessions. Feedback on examination scripts are made available in a dedicated session with the course lecturer available for one-to-one discussion.

Indicative reading

Mackinnon and Cumbers (2007). An Introduction to Economic Geography, Globalisation, Uneven Development and Place

Rogers, Jalal and Boyd (2008). An Introduction to Sustainable Development



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