Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Environment, Ecology and Development

Module L2123A

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module examines the impact of social and economic transformations, trade and technological development on people, environment and ecology in the tropics. The analysis includes a historical perspective, present-day impacts and future scenarios. Topics include problems of water and energy supply and their health and environmental consequences; indigenous environmental knowledge; intellectual property rights and biotechnology; local and national perspectives on wildlife, ecotourism and environmental protection.

Module learning outcomes

Have a detailed understanding of the ecological and environmental impacts of a range of development schemes, programmes and activities.

The ability to critically evaluate the likely environmental impacts of a range of development schemes, activities and proposals.

The skills to undertake a substantive piece of individual research on an issue concerning the environmental and/or ecological dimensions of a development scheme, activity or proposal.

The skills to write a substantive report on an issue concerning the inter-relationships between environment and/or ecology and development.

TypeTimingWeighting
Essay (5000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111110111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111110111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Grace Carswell

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/34117

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr David Robinson

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/2275

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