SMJ09050 Sub-major Environmental Studies
The sub-major provides the scope to explore this area in some depth. It begins with an introduction to the politics and science of climate change. Students then investigate interactions between the life sciences and the social sciences; what drives ecological degradation and what is claimed to take us beyond it into a future of 'post-nature' driven by biotechnologies and global ecological risk management. In the final subject students investigate environmental values, exploring different cultural expressions, changing meanings of nature, and their relationship to it. Ranging across the political, the economic, the cultural and the technological, the sub-major offers a solid grounding in this vital arena.
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