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GG5056: CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:43


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Timothy M. 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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Policy brief (50%)

48 hour take home exam (50%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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