Human Activity and the Environment
This module will explore the intersection of development and the environment and study the consequences of development for the global environment and the welfare of nations.
Understand the intersection of development and the environment and have considered the consequences of development for the global environment and the welfare of nations.
Be familiar with specific natural resources such as soils, vegetation, the atmosphere, freshwater systems, fossils fuels and have an appreciation of their finite nature.
Be able to identify and describe the characteristics associated with severe environmental degradation, both nationally and internationally.
Recognise the effect of an increasing world population and increasing affluence on resource availability and the quality of human life.
Recognise the global context of environmental issues and the need for a coordinated worldwide strategy in dealing with these issues.
Be sensitised to the interconnectedness of the earths resources, ecological services and the quality of our everyday lives.
Have an enhanced capacity to analyze regional and international development policies from an environmental perspective, both now and in the future.
Be able to critically evaluate opposing viewpoints associated with a number of environmental issues.