Who is this programme for?:
The Environment and Development course is for students who are interested in some of the major issues and concerns in development theory and policy in relation to the environment. It also explores whether the possibility of changing values in ‘post-materialist’ societies may lead to a serious re-evaluation of prevailing world views and ideologies. The course is delivered through a series of lectures, case studies, seminars and discussion classes.
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Areas of study will include:
• Human attitudes to Nature:
• Changing views of Development:
• Alternatives to central government and market approaches:
• Hope and pessimism in technological solutions:
The English language classes are integrated with the course topics, thus giving students the opportunity to extend their understanding of environmental and developmental issues. Particular emphasis is placed on developing students’ speaking and discussion skills. Students will be required to prepare and present a project on an environment and development issue at the end of the course.
English language requirements: Students need at least an intermediate level of English so that they can understand the lectures, which are delivered at undergraduate level, and engage actively in seminars and tutorials.