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GD302 - Surviving the Apocalypse

  • Module code: GD302
  • Module name: Surviving the Apocalypse
  • Department: Global Sustainable Development
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of the module are to facilitate a co-produced approach to exploring the challenges of contemporary social, economic, political disorder, and ecosystems breakdown. Students will not be taught by a subject specialist, but rather invited to think through contemporary crises in terms of the possibilities and limitations of different collective responses. The module aims to facilitate a collaborative, student-centred learning environment, in which students contribute substantively to the module’s focus. As such, the module is very self-directed on the part of the student. The rationale behind the course is that part of the reason human societies are unable to respond to the crises they face, is due to the methods of thinking that dominate, including in university contexts. The module also aims, as part of a process-orientated approach, to collaboratively explore the role of university education in developing interventions in response to crises.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should: ◾be able to critically reflect on understandings of the crises faced by human societies; ◾be able to design an intervention into the processes which are precipitating, or emerging from, contemporary crises; ◾be able to critically reflect on the potential obstacles to the success of different interventions; ◾be able to contribute to the designing of a university-level module.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 x 2 hour workshops in Term 2 and 3 x 1.5 hour project supervisions in Term 2

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Other essential notes

This module is not running in 2017-18

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: GD302-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Project Proposal (15 minute presentation) 20%
  Project (2500 words or equivalent) 50%
  Project Reflection (1500 words or equivalent) 30%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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