Global Humanities 2: Hope and Fear - Cultures, Climates, Ecologies (Q9111)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module draws together tutors from across the arts, humanities, and the geographical and social sciences to provide a uniquely inter-disciplinary perspective on the relationship between people and their environments. Environment, climate and ecology function here as metaphorical terms as well as literal ones: culture has its own ‘ecology,’ for example. We will consider how relationships with ‘environment’ affect the wellbeing of people and the wellbeing of the environment. Students will study the environment as represented in literature, cinema, acoustic ecology, car culture, and many other forms. The module questions where our cultural and built environment ends and where something else begins and how we inhabit both.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: