Environmental Perspectives on Dev (L2103)
Environmental Perspectives on Development
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
The course will explore 'development' with an explicit focus on environmental issues. It will look at the relationships between development and the environment: the consequences of development on the environment, environmental constraints to development and problems of development in marginal environments. It will look at how the environment, and issues around sustainability, have been considered (or ignored) in relation to development and how this has changed over time. The course will include historical perspectives on environment and development, illustrating continuities and changes in policies related to environment and development. It will also explore core issues around environmental management and development in relation to key resources, such as wildlife, forests and water.
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the relationships between environment and development.
2. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of key concepts and core debates in the study of environment and development.
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the core reading, with some appreciation of the subtlety of debates about environment and development, and of the underlying logic of different theoretical perspectives.
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to write an essay showing some sign of structure and organization, the proper utilisation of evidence and the formations of an argument.
5. Correct referencing and bibliographies in essays.
6. An understanding of how to take notes in lectures and from reading, and how to access and use internet source materials.
1. A basic understanding of how to make a seminar presentation, including the preparation of a handout
2. Debating skills: thinking on the spot, clear articulation of ideas and questions and recognition of the need for good preparation in order to respond to questions effectively
|Unseen Examination||Summer Term||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring & Summer Terms||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
|Spring & Summer Terms||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111100|
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Dr Grace Carswell
Convenor, Assess convenor
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