Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3137: Climate Change in Global and Local Perspectives

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Susannah Crockford (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Why do people continue to burn fossil fuels even as it imperils life on Earth? This question points to the crucial contribution that social scientific analysis has to the problem of climate change. In this module we study the impacts of climate change, particularly on Indigenous peoples and marginalized communities and the responses to climate change from governments, scientists, and corporations. The concept of climate justice is a key focus of this module, examining what are the pre-existing structural inequalities that are being compounded by climate change. This module teaches students how to think anthropologically about climate change. Suitable for non-specialists and interdisciplinary pathways, no prerequisites. 

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