Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2126: Environmental policy in times of crisis

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce you to the concept and development of environmental policy in light of the recent economic crisis, Brexit and COVID-19. In so doing, it will encourage you to consider: the environment as a policy problem; the evolution of EU and British environmental policy, the ‘leaders’ and ‘laggards’ in environmental policy; the opportunities, challenges, and impacts derived from the economic crisis, Brexit, and Covid-19; and the investigation of some case studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate an understanding of core concepts in environmental policy.
2. Summarize and apply key empirical data relating to environmental policy.
3. Describe and summarize key issues in European and UK environmental policy.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Apply abstract theoretical ideas and concepts to actual events and outcomes.
5. Construct well-structured rigorous arguments that are based on logical deduction.
6. Evaluate the effectiveness of and barriers to policy interventions.
Personal and Key Skills7. Communicate effectively in writing.
8. Work effectively to a deadline.
9. Reflect on your own process of learning.