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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2111: Climate Change in Global and Local Perspectives

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to help students understand climate change as a social, economic, and political problem, in terms of both the causes and consequences of global heating. You will be introduced to a range of social scientific approaches to the study of climate change, from political ecology and anthropology to history, archaeology and sociology. You will then apply these analytical tools to a range of cross-cultural examples to explore the diverse ways in which humans understand and respond to climate change. 

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 familiarity with the major contemporary social scientific approaches to the study of climate change
2. Show an understanding of a broad range of cross-cultural climate impacts and responses of local communities
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Show an understanding of key concepts in social scientific approaches to climate change, e.g. climate justice, traditional ecological knowledge, mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, Anthropocene, climate denial.
4. Evaluate key concepts related to climate change
Personal and Key Skills5. Communicate effectively in written and oral form
6. Conduct research on a topic and organize findings in written form in a compelling manner