This is a degree aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global and local environmental problems through different disciplinary lenses. The course brings together theories, methods and insights from the social and environmental sciences and applies these to contemporary environmental issues, debates and controversies.
Students are encouraged to take a range of social and natural science modules offered by the Department of Sociology, the Law School and Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and will acquire the skills to navigate, interpret and combine these different ways of knowing the environment. There is a strong emphasis on participatory and engaged research, making insights count in engagement with communities and policymakers.
Modules Compulsory modules: • Theories and Debates in Environment and Culture • Methods in Science and Technology Studies • Independent Research Dissertation
Optional modules: Choose four; options may vary from year to year • Capitalism and Crisis • Climate Change and Society • Ecology, Conservation and Culture • Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change • Geological hazards • International Environmental Law • Mobilities, Society and Change • Perspectives on Environment and Development • The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates • The Rights of Peoples, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples