20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: As we face the profound challenges represented by the Anthropocene, this module explores critical and controversial debates about environmental and ecological issues. Using a range of examples of research from a variety of different countries this module develops a critical geographical approach to understanding environmental controversies, and to the claim that we are living in the Anthropocene. Examples will be drawn from a range of issues like biodiversity, waste and disease, and we will work with concepts like resilience, systems and practices.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK