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Environmental Principles of Global Sustainable Development

Module leader: Dr Alastair Smith
  • Module code: GD105
  • Core module |15 CATs
  • Term 2 | 10 weeks
  • 10 weekly, 1 hour lectures
  • 10 weekly, 1.5 hour workshops
  • Not available to students outside the School for Cross-faculty Studies

Moodle Platform

Please note: The information on this page relates to the 2021-22 academic year.

Principal Aims

This module allows you to investigate a range of perspectives on Sustainable Development from the perspective of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary Environmental Studies. It aims to equip you with the capacity to engage in academically-grounded and critical discussion of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, as well as associated policy responses at a range of geographical scales. Furthermore, it aims to establish skills for the creation and the persuasive presentation of environmental policy to key decision makers specifically through the creation of a Policy Briefing paper and a Policy Pitch.


Something on the environmental principles, of truth, indifference, the future, and a hopeful message for action:


  Please note: Module availability and staffing may change year on year depending on availability and other operational factors. The School for Cross-faculty Studies makes no guarantee that any modules will be offered in a particular year, or that they will necessarily be taught by the staff listed on this page.