Course Aims: This course aims to provide first year ASE students with an introduction to the concepts and theories surrounding the science of how humans and society interact with the environment. Topics will include the key challenges as we move into the Anthropocene, how we created this new epoch, and what we can do to mitigate these impacts.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO): By the end of this course, you (as a student) would be able to: 1. Identify and describe the key concepts and theories which characterise the Anthropocene epoch 2. Clearly communicate these key concepts, their drivers and impacts, both orally and in writing. 3. Engage critically with different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives on environmental issues 4. Apply what you have learned in the classroom to wider world, as well as future learning opportunities
Course Content: Content covers theoretical approaches to the interaction of humans with the environment, including anthropology, sociology, economics, game theory, resilience, and natural capital.
Semester Offered: Sem 1