Environmental questions have been at the heart of Geography’s disciplinary identity for the last century or more. This course introduces some of the questions that geographers have sought to tackle, at the same time as drawing out some of the key issues for environmental politics and policy. How we make sense of nature matters not only for the kind of environment we want to be a part of, but also for our sense of the political possibilities within the world. Articulating a position within such debates has been the central tasks of society-environment geographers for much of the discipline’s existence and is the focus in this series of lectures.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
10 x 2 hours lectures/seminars in the first term
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Coursework (70%); poster (15%) & group presentation (15%)