Climate change and Environmental Politics
Climate change and Environmental Politics 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 2
..The module may cover a range of topics such as: • Introduction to Environmental Sociology; • History of Environmental Sociology; • Capitalism and environmental exploitation; • Knowledge and power; • The economies of globalization; • Citizenship, civic local and global empowerment; • Identity and democracy; • The rise of environmental politics and movements; • Global governance and the environment; • Migration and climate crisis; • The legacy of mass extinction; • The environment and mental and physical well-being; • The Green New Deal; • Towards a sustainable future.
-threshold -Threshold = D- - D+ - The student must demonstrate some ability to critically evaluate academic text; demonstrate some historical understanding; show the ability to engage with the topic in a factual, evidence-based way; presenting their work logically and clearly.Students in the higher band of C- to C+ must demonstrate some ability to critically evaluate academic text; demonstrate some historical understanding; show the ability to engage with the topic in a factual, evidence-based way; presenting their work logically and clearly.
-good -Good = B- - B+ - The students must demonstrate the ability to examine and evaluate a range of academic texts; demonstrate a sociological understanding of climate change and from an historical to contemporary context; to demonstrate the ability to summarise some of the main theoretical perspectives; to present their work in a logical, evidenced-based and clear manner and demonstrate analytical skills.
-excellent -Excellent = A- - A* - The students must demonstrate the ability to examine and critically evaluate a wide range of academic texts; demonstrate a sophisticated sociological understanding of climate change from an historical to contemporary contextual; show a clear understanding of key theoretical perspectives; present their arguments in a logical, evidence-based and well communicated manner and demonstrate good analytical skills.
- Demonstrate a clear and articulate understanding of the key sociological theories of climate change.
- Demonstrate a mature contextual understanding of events and attitudes in terms of an historical context.
- Demonstrate an analytical critical understanding of environmental sociology and the sociology of climate change.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify a range of key sociological, environmental, political, economic and policy literature.
- Display the ability to critical analyse and critique texts and the ability to construct coherent evidenced-based arguments.