Global Environmental Issues B

This 20-credit module examines the conflict between the use of natural resources, growing environmental degradation and increasing population.

It assesses the difficulties in distinguishing human impacts from natural environmental changes, and examines a number of specific environmental issues grouped within broad inter-disciplinary themes spanning key areas of research excellence in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, including a selection of:

  • Water
  • Climate Change
  • Forests
  • Environmental Health
  • Urban Environments
  • Global Challenges

By the end of this module you should have learnt the following Key skills:

  • Understand the key drivers responsible for global environmental issues
  • Synthesise the literature to derive an objective assessment on the significance of selected environmental issues.