Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2114: Green Politics in Theory and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Clare Saunders (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to understand politics of the environment. The module will familiarize you with the following aspects of green politics: green political thought, major environmental discourses, policy tools, country positions and key actors. A simulation exercise will encourage you to learn about the complexity of global environmental policy-making. Overall, the module enables you to reflect creatively and critically on the barriers and opportunities for developing pro-environmental policies on a sustained basis. Through its mixture of seminars, workshops and simulation activities, the module also allows you to develop your verbal and written work and analytical skills.

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