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Environment, Development & Society - ENV00035C

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jessica Roberts
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

This module introduces fundamental sustainability concepts, theories and strategies for managing the environment. The knowledge and skills developed throughout this module will provide foundational understanding for further modules and for the workplace.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25

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 to introduce blocks of theoretical material which will then be used and applied in seminar discussions.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module a student will 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.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of general sustainability models, concepts, theories and strategies, debates between various theories and their 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.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination: Multiple choice questions online
Open Exam Environment, Development & Society
4 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination: Multiple choice questions online
Open Exam Environment, Development & Society
4 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback on examination scripts will be provided in a dedicated session. Ongoing verbal feedback throughout the module.

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



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of 四虎影院.