Geography and Environment - Undergraduate Diploma (D29)
Study at home with tutorial support
Type of course in situ
Course provider The Open University
Available dates for this course
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You will study 2 courses for this award.
Environmental concerns are broad ranging. They include global climate change, anxieties about food, polluted air, management of waste, squandering natural resources, disappearance of species and habitats, concerns over the consequences of our actions for future generations, disquiet over the genetic modification of living organisms. This exciting and innovative course provides an introduction to the scientific, technological and social factors that are important in informing your approaches to these concerns. Drawing on a wide range of issues, it encourages you to understand and debate environmental changes and responses, and to consider why it is that environmental questions are often the source of political and scientific contests and conflict.
Living in a Globalised World:
It is commonplace now to say that the world has gone global. Whenever we buy food and clothes, or listen to music, or watch the news, we can see how different parts of the world, often thousands of miles apart, are connected together. And with these multiple and various connections comes a sense of the world as being an extraordinarily complex, even baffling place. This course will help you to understand that complexity, giving you some key geographical concepts which help to make sense of the complex processes and patterns shaping our globalised world.
This diploma is a suitable qualification if you do not want to complete a full degree or if you want to obtain an interim qualification on your way to a full degree.
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