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GG5056: CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to contemporary environmental issues at various temporal and spatial scales, and will explore associated environmental management challenges. Students will learn about different conceptual and theoretical approaches to the study of environmental challenges and they will explore the key drivers of environmental challenges from local to global scales. Lecturers will draw on their own research experience and use case studies to illustrate many of these issues.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tim Mighall

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Geography (GG) or Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Part 1: Concepts and theory (e.g. overview of sustainability, ecosystem services, conceptualising 'nature', landscape)

Part 2: Key drivers of global enviroment challenges (e.g. relationships between climate change and economic development, global enviromental management)

Part 3: Case studies in, for example, food security; energy; freshwater and marine resources; ; landscape management.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Coursework (33.3%); written examination (66.7%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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