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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Peer-review exercise, Report)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: