Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Environmental Perspectives on Development

Module L2103

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The module explores development with an explicit focus on environmental issues. It looks 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 examines how the environment and issues around sustainability have been considered (or ignored) in relation to development and how this has changed over time. The module includes historical perspectives on environment and development, illustrating continuities and changes in policies related to environment and development. It also explores core issues around environmental management and development in relation to key resources, such as wildlife, forests and water.

Module learning outcomes

Knowledge of the relationships between environment and development.

Awareness and understanding of key concepts and core debates in the study of environment and development.

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.

Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment100.00%

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


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

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

Dr Grace Carswell


Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor

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