Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1020: Global Environmental Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Globalization and the environment

Environmental goals and values

International environmental regimes

State-led and global environmental governance

Non-state global environmental governance

Trade and the environment

Environmental movements

Environment and the media

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity16.5Eleven 1.5 hour lectures (starting from week 1). It encourages collaborative work and presentations. Some topics will be introduced with a film.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity10Weekly tutorials (1 hour) from week 2
Guided Independent Study44Writing up essays
Guided Independent Study79.5A variety of independent study tasks directed by your module leader including, for example, preparing for group presentations and undertaking wider reading.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

United Nations Environment Programme http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=43

European Environment Agency website http://www.eea.eu.int/

International Institute for Sustainable Development http://www.iisd.ca/

Third World Network http://twnside.org.sg/

News and analysis of international environmental issues, with a special focus on China http://www.chinadialogue.net/

Convention on biodiversity http://www.cbd.int/

UN Convention to combat desertification http://www.unccd.int/

Convention on the hazardous wastes http://www.basel.int/