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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2055: Ecology, Environment and Conservation

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

You will learn about contemporary philosophical issues in ecological science, its relationship with conservation biology, and non-anthropocentric values. You will learn to think critically both about your engagement with the natural environment, and that of scientists and policy-makers, and express those conclusions with care precision. Reading and engaging with the philosophy of ecology, environment and conservation biology will develop your capacities for philosophical analysis and reasoning.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary debates concerning ecology, conservation biology and environmental ethics.
2. critically engage with an ecological case study.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. analyse and critique arguments and positions.
4. synthesize theoretical and empirical information.
Personal and Key Skills5. critically integrate different disciplinary approaches.
6. demonstrate clear, concise writing and analysis.