Environmental Drivers of Migration
You will be given a brief history of environmentalism, so that you can join lively and fun debates about current global issues like Climate Change and Migration. Learn how environmental issues affect people, their lives and their environment through discussion and teamwork.
Additional information about this course
4.30pm finish on first and last sessions.
To promote an understanding of the theories of environmental political economics using current events as a model. To promote understanding of issues like Climate Change, its impact on populations, global and local. To look at possible solutions.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
Timeline of Environmentalism to latest COP21 Event Economic Theory relating to Environmental Politics Migration Climate Change Local Sustainable Projects Security
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Define an Environmental Movement within the Environmental Timeline. 2. List the principles of Climate Change. 3. Define the term 'migrant'. 4. Suggest a 'sustainable solution' to a climate change issue. 5. Discuss a 'sustainable solution' to a migration issue.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Regular feedback from tutor and group discussion/feedback.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
No specialist clothing or books/writing materials required. All necessary literature and learning materials will be provided by the tutor.
Reading and information sources
Gathering information regarding current affairs globally and locally from a wide variety of sources is desirable, but not essential.
What could the course lead to?
Courses in humanities, permaculture, sustainable and renewable energy, and environmentalism. Volunteer work in local charities, projects that work with local communities to find solutions to climate change and migration.