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Lectures /3542

Lecture materials, readings and other resources will be regularly updated on this part of the module website (which can also be accessed through the module’s Blackboard presence). Check the relevant lecture’s page before the lecture in question. There will be detailed guidance for reading and activities for each lecture topic.

** Please bear in mind that this is a new module and so the materials are being developed on an ongoing basis. **

There is generally one hour of asynchronous lecture material per week, from week 1. This will generally then be explored and followed up in the seminar sessions.

Autumn term (weeks 1-11) – enhancement week: w6

Introduction to Module (week 1)

Topic 1           The climate in context (w2-3)
Week 2 – Climate in context
Week 3 – Climate policy

Topic 2           Environmental vs Ecological economics (w4-5)
Week 4 – Environmental vs Ecological economics [part 1]
Week 5 – Environmental vs Ecological economics [part 2]

Topic 3           Energy and biophysical approaches (w7-9)
Week 7 – Biophysical economics I
Week 8 – Biophysical economics II
Week 9 – Biophysical economics III

Topic 4           Degrowth and zero growth (w10-15)
Week 10 – Degrowth I
Week 11 – Degrowth II
Week 15 – Degrowth III

Spring term (weeks 15-25) – enhancement week: w22

Topic 5          Sustainability and the circular economy (w16-19)
Week 16 – Circular economy I
Week 17 – Circular economy II
Week 18 – Systems thinking I
Week 19 – Systems thinking II

Topic 6           Future Solutions (w18-24)
Week 20 – Solutions focus I: Transport
Week 21 – Solutions focus II: Energy [part 1]
Week 23 – Solutions focus III: Energy [part 2]
Week 24 – Solutions focus IV: Plastics

Module review (w25)

Summer Term

week 29/30   Module revision