The module explores the underlying reasons why different people in different cultures assess the evidence for, risks of and responses to, climate change in different ways. This will be achieved by using a variety of theoretical and empirical arguments drawn from different disciplines to examine the nature of evidence for human modification of climate, how people evaluate this evidence and how/why they act upon it. The module is designed to allow students to understand the complex relationships that exist – in the context of climate change - between knowledge, cultural beliefs and personal behaviours.
Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr George Adamson
20 hours of lectures; 6 hours of seminars/tutorials
Module assessment - more information
One 1,000 word essay (33%); one 3,000 word essay (67%)