Management, Sustainability and the Natural Environment
Value: Half Unit (Lent Term)
ECTS: 8 credits
Name of administering department or equivalent: Organisation, Work and Technology
Module convenor: Dr Colin Brown
Pre-requisites: OWT.100 and OWT.101 or MNGT.110/120
Learning hours: 150
Credit rating: 15
University weighting: Half Unit
Level: Undergraduate Years 2 or 3
Educational Aims: The course focuses upon the relationships between management theory, practice and the natural environment. The first part of the course examines how management have conceptualised the range of environmental issues which have emerged since the rise of industrial society. We then consider different aspects of sustainability focusing upon ecological modernisation, consumerism and ecological economics. In the conclusion the nature complexity and the implications for policy making are examined.
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 The Nature & Origins of Contemporary Environmental Problems
Lecture 3 Environmental Management Under Conditions of Uncertainty
Lecture 4 Understanding Sustainability.
Lecture 5 Ecological Modernisation I: Managing Technology
Lecture 6 Ecological Modernisation II: Managing Waste
Lecture 7 Accounting for Sustainability
Lecture 8 Green Consumerism
Lecture 9 The Developing World & the Natural Environment
Lecture 10 Divided We Stand? An introduction to cultural theory
J.Stead CW.Stead (2009) Management for a small Planet. Sharpe
J.McNeil (2004) Something new under the sun. Penguin
M.Hulme (2009) Why we disagree about Climate Change. CAMBRIDGE
LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
Length: 10 weeks
Term(s) in which the module will be taught?: Lent
How will this module be taught? Lectures, Seminars, Videos
What are the contact hours, type and frequency?
Lectures: 20 hours - 1 x 2 hour lecture per week
Seminar/Tutorial: 3 x 2 hour for presentations
How will this module be assessed?
50% Essay, 40% Book Review and 10% Group Presentation/Portfolio
What is the timing of formal assessment?
Coursework – Lent Term
Single, Combined and/or Consortial Scheme(s) to which module contributes:
(a) as a core/compulsory module: None
(b) as an optional module: Management & Organisation; Management & Organisation (HRM); Management & Organisation (Industry); Management & Organisation (HRM) (Industry);Organisation Studies & Sociology; Organisation Studies & Psychology degree schemes.