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ENVI5801: Social Science of Environment

This unit provides both a conceptual and an empirical foundation for the analysis of relationships between society, the environment and natural resources. In our recent past the rapid rate of global environmental change has necessitated a breakdown of traditional disciplinary boundaries in research and social scientists are increasingly called upon to work alongside natural scientists in unraveling the complexities of the human-environmental nexus. Students will examine a number of environmental issues and consider a variety of social science academic perspectives about environmental management.

Code ENVI5801
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of social science approaches used to study the relationship between society and the environment
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which social sciences engages in, addresses and contributes towards solving environmental issues
  • LO3. demonstrate an awareness of the role of social scientists as policy-makers and environmental managers
  • LO4. recognise the social science dimension of environmental problems as part of an integrated trans-disciplinary approach.