What are the past, current, and future courses of environmental movements in an age of environmental managerialism, market triumphalism and media-ted politics? This module looks to explore environmental thought, practice, and politics from a number of different philosophical perspectives and instances of environmental politics. It introduces students to a range of theoretical and policy-driven conceptualisations of the environment, environmental problems and solutions at local, regional, and global scales. In particular, it looks to address the thinking behind current environmental movements, politics and environmental management schemes in order to offer a critical understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of past, modern, and future environmentalisms. Learning will be promoted through a number of concrete case studies used to illustrate the multitude of the philosophical under-pinnings of past, current and possible future approaches to 'real world' environmental management across local, regional, national, and international scales. Students will also learn to utilise a number of different media forms (texts, visuals, radio, documentaries) to explore the connections between environmental philosophy, geographic concepts, and environmental management and politics. Finally, students (in assigned groups) will be able to successfully prepare, present and lead a group discussion based on a given topic as well as orally present an individual research project to their peers.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
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essay (50%); presentatation and leading of group/class discussion (40%); Poster and presentation of poster (10%)