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Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: DST206
  • Level: 2
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I enjoyed this module a lot. Initially I found the social science way of using a "toolkit" to "unwrap the problem" a little difficult and puzzling but soon got the hang of it and to my surprise found I relished this multidisciplinary way of looking at environmental issues.

The case studies are numerous, varied, and very interesting although may sometimes leave you feeling there is little good news on the environmental front, however more positive case studies feature in the second half of the module. Whatever aspect of the environment you are interested in there will be case studies that spark your interest.

The final section of this module reinforces the use of the "toolkit" and goes a long way to trying to ensure students know how to use the "toolkit" together with the case studies, all good preparation for the exam. An enthusiastic and helpful tutor just rounded off a really well put together module which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in our environment.

Rosie Filipiak

Course starting: October 2014

Review posted: September 2015

An engaging, well-planned and comprehensive look at contemporary environmental issues.

The module is taught with a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating both the natural (biology, chemistry, physics) and social (politics & economics) sciences, offering a holistic look at the interaction between them. Don't worry if you're not familiar with one of these scientific disciplines, as the module is very well-paced when building up your knowledge of the issues.

I'd strongly recommend the module to anybody interested in our interaction with the environment, and it's by far my most enjoyable to date.

Adam Hayward

Course starting: October 2013

Review posted: May 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of studying this course - by far the best course I have ever done.

Many thanks both to the module team for putting everything together in such a fascinating way and also my tutor for his enthusiasm both for the subject matter and for helping us maximise our enjoyment/understanding of the course.

If you're considering doing this course, get your booking in now!

Elaine Shaw

Course starting: October 2013

Review posted: February 2015

I really enjoyed this course. As a new module, there were a few hiccups which had to be addressed on the way through, however, these were dealt with very well. There was a lot of support throughout, with a good emphasis on revision.

I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn more about environmental politics and how human, earth and animals interconnect.

Sophie Anne Lloyd

Course starting: October 2013

Review posted: January 2015

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