Module Details

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Title TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Code ENVS471
Coordinator Dr JEH Higham
Geography and Planning
J.E.Higham@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

This  module will promote independent thinking, critical insights, leadership, team work and a sound understanding of environmental issues that affect local, national and international governance.

It will enable students to develop the skills to research a key environmental issue, showing a good grasp of what is required in terms of synthesising the relevant information in an objective and robust manner and communicating this at the right level for a consultancy report.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) demonstrate an appreciation of the environmental dilemmas faced by national. regional and local (e.g. towns and cities) government in adapting to a more sustainable way of living, working and playing;

(LO2) Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that will shape different authorities’ approaches to tackling issues such as climate change (e.g. international and national law, local climate, key sectors of employment, available resources, etc ) or sectoral conflicts for resource use.

(LO3) Demonstrate the ability to complete a consultancy report and policy briefing on a key environmental issue

(LO4) demonstrate team working skills

(S1) Teamwork

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) Ethical awareness

(S4) Leadership

(S5) International awareness

(S6) Organisational skills


Syllabus

 

The module will consist of a combination of:

Seminars lead by academics or external speakers that will include some on developing skills such as how to research and write a consultancy report and some on experiences of working on environmental issues either in local, national or international government authorities or for/with them as a consultant or advisor;

Seminars led by students on current environmental issues;

Research seminars from School of Environmental Sciences;

Group work on coursework and consultancy report.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   20

        20
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 130
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
oral group presentation on coursework There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :first    33       
Individual consultancy report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second    67       

Recommended Texts

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