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Postgraduate Course: Philosophy of Conservation in Practice (PGGE11116)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a 1-week field course which is unique in combining critical, philosophical study of conservation theory and issues with first-hand experience of conservation practice and the environments in which this practice takes place. The course will normally be held in New Lanark and the Isle of Rum, areas which provide the subsstantive content and outdoor learning environment for the course. Students will be engaged in critical thinking and practical activities to develop their understanding of key philosophical questions about the nature and practice of conservation.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 300 course fee
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
- ability to demonstrate robust philosophical analysis of key concepts such as biodiversity, ecological integrity, wilderness, wildness, nature, substainability;
- ability to record and present your own ideas as informed by the field course experiences;
- abiity to demonstrate in writing the contextualisation of conservation practice with wider environmental and political movements, issues and debates.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Course may not be available every year.
Additional Class Delivery Information 7 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s).
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Emily Brady
Tel: (0131 6)50 9137
Email: Emily.Brady@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Caroline Keir
Tel: (0131 6)51 7192
Email: caroline.keir@ed.ac.uk
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