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Working in interdisciplinary teams, you will investigate an array of real-world problems arising from past, present and future relationships between society and the ocean. Field trips and lectures introduce you to the complex interactions between society and the oceans’ ecology, seafaring and colonisation, resource exploration and ocean governance, while also demonstrating different approaches to knowledge and how different disciplines work. Supervised workshops give the opportunity to interact with others from a wide range of backgrounds and provide a diverse set of learning experiences with feedback from teaching staff and your peers. Choice of the form of presentation of your project work gives you an opportunity to play to your strengths and develop transferable skills.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Students will be encouraged to reflect upon the relevance of the Oceans for Society past and present through study of three themes: Ocean ecology and harvesting of marine resources; seafaring, contact and colonisation (including technological and societal requirements for as well as political, economic, cultural and legislative impacts of trade and colonisation) and ocean governance (legal challenges of sustainable management, marine spatial planning etc). The project work and writing tasks will allow you to gain important transferable skills such as communicating complex ideas to non-specialist, problem-solving, team work, leadership and presentation skills, as well as writing concisely and clearly for a non-specialist audience. Freedom of choice in the format of your project work will allow you to test novel formats, or play to your strengths.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Group projects (75%)
Individual abstracts (25%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|