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Module Title LH Environment, Politics and Society B
SchoolSchool of Govt and Society
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 16782
Module Lead
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites LH Environment, Politics and Society A - (08 16781)
Restrictions MCS, Sociology, MOMD
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Tutorial-0 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-0 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Exclusions
Description

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 By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand key debates about environment, politics and society; Apply Green thinking to North/South and other conflicts.
Assessment 16782-01 : Essay 3000 words : Coursework (50%)
16782-02 : Exam 2 hr : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (35%)
16782-03 : Presentation : Presentation (15%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 50 per cent 4000 word essay, 40 per cent 3 hour exam and 10 per cent student class presentation
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