The Department's programme of modules for graduate research students can be accessed by clicking on this link. Each module listed on the programme should normally run at least once every two years. The list of modules and/or their scheduling may be updated from time-to-time. The Department will release information on the final scheduling of modules just before the start of each academic year.
Semester 1 - AY2020/21
Modular credits: 4
This module introduces techniques through which dynamic environmental conditions can be measured and monitored and provides a basis for reasoned debates about issues related to environmental change. Students following the module can expect to be tutored in a number of techniques that may include (depending upon expertise of staff who are available to teach the module) geomorphic hazard mapping, micro-meteorology, palaeoecology and remote sensing.
The module goes on to discuss the implications to humans of past and present environmental dynamism and of predicted environmental changes. Among the topics for student-led discussions in this part of the module are the dialectic of global climate change; the contribution of urban areas to global climate change; possible relationships between biodiversity and environmental instability; and inequalities in the degree of human vulnerability.
A seminar presentation focusing on the relevance of the module to their thesis or on thesis topic is expected.