GY468 Half Unit
Environment and Development: Sustainability, Technology and Business
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Richard Perkins S413, Prof Giles Atkinson and Dr Charles Palmer
This course is available on the MSc in African Development, MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Studies and MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The number of students that can be accommodated is limited. If the course is over-subscribed, places will be allocated at the Department’s discretion and a waiting list may be created. For further details, please contact your relevant Programme Coordinator
Students who have not completed a course in first year undergraduate level Economics might find it useful to audit EC100 Economics A.
Theories of economic development, well-being, wealth and the challenge of sustainability; Nature, natural capital and development; Measuring progress towards sustainability; Economic growth and the environment; Trade, investment and the environment; Technological lock-in, system transformation and the innovation of green technologies; Corporate social responsibility: Drivers, strategies and outcomes
15 hours of lectures and 9 hours of seminars in the MT.
Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the MT.
Atkinson G, Dietz S, Neumayer E and Agarwala M (eds.), Handbook of Sustainable Development, Edward Elgar, 2nd edition, 2014; Blowfield M and Murray A, Corporate Responsibility, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2014.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Student performance results
(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2016/17: 15
Average class size 2016/17: 8
Controlled access 2016/17: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills