10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: APS255


Aims/Description: The course is based around a programme of seminars focussed on important current issues in environmental science, natural resources, sustainability and human-environment interactions. A central aim of the module is to develop a forum for Environmental Science students to consider some of the most important, often controversial, aspects of human impacts upon the environment and the sustainability of the planet. Many of these themes will cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, encompassing environmental science, human geography and geopolitics. Introductory seminars by staff will outline subject areas and teaching methods, and provide example seminars and accompanying abstract, discussion points and starter references. The main squence of seminars will be presented by students and based on their critical reading of relevant literature.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students registered for Environmental Science.

Staff Contact: Professor Jonathan Leake
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Assessment
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

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