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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Environment, Politics and Society A
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 16781
Module Lead DR. Foster
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Co-requisites LH Environment, Politics and Society B - (08 16782)
Restrictions MCS, Sociology, MOMD
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours

The aim of the course is to give the student an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of the environmental, social and political aspects of green issues.

Key aspects of the course will be to consider the nature and policy details of environmental issues, the ways that environmental policy is socially constructed and the role and limitations of science in the environment, the role of environmental interest groups, how sustainable development and related concepts can be applied, and green political and social theory. Some key topics will be studied including population policy, water privatisation, climate change and corporate social responsibility.

The course will be centred on both environmental theory and practice. The key focus of the environmental practice elements will largely cover  international issues and developments.

Learning Outcomes

Outcomes will include the development of the student’s abilities to identify key influences on environmental and green practice and to be able to critically analyse environmental issues in using social science theoretical tools.

  • critically analyse environmental issues using social science theoretical tools
  • understand concepts and analysis associated with sustainable development and green political theory
  • identify key influences on environmental and green practice
Assessment 16781-01 : Essay 3000 words : Coursework (50%)
16781-02 : EXAM 2 hr : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (35%)
16781-03 : Presentation : Presentation (15%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 1000 word blog post (25%); 1 x 3000 word essay (75%)

Reassessment: None
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