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The course explores major, global-scale issues associated with environmental change, world resources and prospects for development (sustainable or otherwise). Example topics include climate change, natural hazards, population growth, deforestation, water resources and global food supply. The course is designed to appeal to all students interested in the relationships between people and the natural environment, irrespective of their academic background or degree intention. The course combines aspects of the earth, environmental and social sciences. No prior knowledge is assumed.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Related study blocks will address:
There is a one-day field trip with this course. Distance learning students are encouraged to attend, however an alternative desk-based assignment will be made available.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Coursework: 100% - practical, presentation, essay and in-class test.
Resit: not normally possible. Under exceptional circumstances, students may be permitted to resit failed components of coursework, with the mark for these capped at CAS 9.
The course includes a workgroup exercise on assessment of essays and a formative, spreadsheet practical exercise.
Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework using standard comments sheets. For the practical and in-class tests we also provide whole-class feedback via MyAberdeen. We also put model answers/mark schemes for other coursework on MyAberdeen to give students the chance to self-assess their own performance.