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Environment and Society

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Module description

This module focuses on examining the contributions that social, cultural, political and economic factors have made towards environmental problems by applying insights from scholarship from across the social sciences. Working with case studies of contemporary environmental issues, students will consider how and why these issues have emerged, and reflect on the risks, challenges and opportunities associated with past, present and future responses. Attention is paid to the roles and responsibilities of a range of stakeholders and institutions (including citizens, consumers, activists and social movements, state policy makers, international organisations, and corporations), and to the ethical and political tensions involved in enacting practical solutions to environmental issues. Assessment of the module is via a 3,000 word case study that requires students to critically examine an environmental issue of their choosing and provide a strategic briefing for a chosen stakeholder

Assessment details

  • 3,000 word analysis and critical evaluation of environmental case study (100%)

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