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Through undertaking this course students will gain a deeper understanding of environmental and social issues and how they intersect and interrelate. Engagement with the course materials aims to specifically enhance students’ skills in critical analysis. They will be able to identify and critically engage with various discourses on environmental and social sustainability. In particular they will have knowledge of the existing dominant and alternative approaches to addressing environmental and social issues, and have the analytical tools to identify the assumptions and theories that underpin particular policy programs and approaches. Furthermore students will gain a broad knowledge of the emerging theories and movements.
With the specific aim of nurturing new perspectives, the course readings will include non-Western academics, People of Colour, women and indigenous communities. As such, a central identified learning outcome is that biases are tackled and students gain greater appreciation and respect for the writings of marginalised groups.
By the end of this course, students should have gained greater insight into the complexity and interconnectedness of the current crises and required holistic solutions. Most importantly, through engagement with different perspectives and emerging movements, students will feel empowered to positively contribute to addressing the challenges of the 21st century.
climate change, environmental pollution, growing inequality and extremism
Deep Ecology, Systems Thinking, Doughnut Economics, Gross National Happiness
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|