Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3137: Climate Change in Global and Local Perspectives
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
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.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate strong familiarity with the major contemporary social scientific approaches to the study of climate change|
2. Show an in-depth understanding of a broad range of cross-cultural climate impacts and responses of local communities
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Show an extensive 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. Critically evaluate key concepts related to climate change
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Communicate effectively in written and oral form|
6. Conduct research on a topic and organize findings in written form in a compelling manner