Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1016C: A Legal Foundation for Environmental Protection
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the challenges that we face in environmental law and the difficulties associated with balancing different values and interests that people, businesses and nations have in decisions that affect their environment. Planning decisions permit development that can impact our ecosystems, and they limit development to prevent harm. Businesses, industry, the economy, our ecosystems and ultimately our planet are all impacted by decisions that are made on a local, national and global basis to permit or prevent development, and this module will introduce you to the systems and procedures that facilitate these controls.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. describe the principles and foundations that underpin environmental law and policy|
2. compare different legal mechanisms in environmental protection
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. relate law and policy to environmental problems|
4. develop an argument at a foundational level
|Personal and Key Skills||5. make oral presentations on a selected topic and defend an argument orally |
6. write in a manner appropriate to the context of the assessment.