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

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module gives you an inter-disciplinary perspective on the relationship between people and their environments, drawing together tutors from across the arts, humanities, and geographical and social sciences.

Environment, climate and ecology will function as both metaphorical and literal terms. Culture has its own ‘ecology,’ for example.

You will consider how relationships with ‘environment’ affect the wellbeing of both people and the environment.

You will study the environment as represented in:

  • literature
  • cinema
  • acoustic ecology
  • car culture
  • many other forms.

You’ll question where our cultural and built environment ends, 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: