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IR4552   The Politics of the Environment

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon

The module provides students with an understanding of environmental discourses and covers key aspects of theory and practice. Students are introduced to a range of issues and will have an opportunity to explore and discuss these within small tutorial settings. The module will include a comparative element and will address timely issues such as climate change, biodiversity and water security. A distinct feature of this module will be the use of 'real world' student contributions: seminar papers, 'chaired' discussions and policy briefing essays.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr A Brown