Green Politics - POL00010H

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Neil Carter
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2017-18

Module aims

Objectives:

  • To introduce theoretical and practical issues associated with the emergence of the environment as a central focus of contemporary political argument
  • To evaluate the significance of the environmental movement (green parties and pressure groups)
  • To provide an alternative (ecological) framework for examining some of the broader themes of political investigation, e.g. 'reform versus revolution'; 'centralisation versus decentralisation'; 'democracy versus authoritarianism'

Module learning outcomes

Objectives:

  • To develop important transferable skills such as the ability to present clear and cogent argument and analysis, both orally and in writing

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than six weeks after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

N Carter (2007), The Politics of the Environment 2nd Edition (Cambridge, C.U.P.)

A Dobson (2007), Green Political Thought, 4th edn (London, Routledge)



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