20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module examines the interdependent relationship between population and environment in China. It starts with an overview of China¿s huge environmental challenges, including air pollution, soil erosion and water shortage. Then it discusses (1) population growth and its environmental consequences; and (2) the impact of environmental degradation on human welfare. Lastly the module looks at how the Chinese governments tackle environmental damage and the role of civil society in protecting the environment. The module discusses these topics through the development of key concepts and a series of case studies.

Staff Contact: Dr Yu Chen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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