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.