Living with our Changing Climate
Living with our Changing Climate 2022-23
School Of Natural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Key topics will include:
- Environmental change and its drivers – including land use change, climate change, and tipping points.
- Ecosystem service – the interface between people and the nature.
- Livelihoods and coping strategies
- The laws of migration
- Push-pull-mooring migration theory
- Changing Livelihoods
- Social networks
-threshold -Grade D- to C+Be able to demonstrate, with few factual errors, knowledge of environmental change and discuss their impacts on livelihood strategies. Basic application of the key concepts of the laws of migration and push-pull-migration theory.
-good -Grade B- to B+In addition to the above, demonstrate an ability think critically about the interactions between people and the environment and be able to suggest strategies for adapting to environmental change. Such strategies should be supported with highly structured, accurate and relevant descriptions of appropriate examples linking social science theory (i.e. livelihoods & migration) with natural science theory (i.e. ecosystem services & tipping points). High standard of presentation. Evidence of reading and knowledge of recent developments in the subject.
-excellent -Grade A- and aboveIn addition to the above, evidence of substantial reading from a variety of sources (e.g. books, journal articles and research reports), and advanced knowledge of recent developments in the subject. Advanced critical evaluation of concepts and case studies, showing an ability to analyse and synthesise arguments and information. Elegant and flowing presentation.
- To be able to describe the major drivers of global environmental change and its impacts.
- To be able to effectively apply case studies to accurately evaluate the laws of migration.
- To be able to identify and critically evaluate different livelihood strategies and adaptation strategies to environmental change.
Group presentation Students will work in pre-established groups on a selected topic and prepare a 10-minute oral presentation, followed by 5 minute questions"