This course introduces environmental dynamism and its consequences for the global environment. Using modeling approaches to environmental change, students are introduced to a variety of perspectives for studying environmental change and contemporary environmental problems. The module is structured thematically to provide a balanced understanding of environmental change. The course combines lectures, workshops, and fieldwork sessions, with students involved in a range of individual and group-based projects.

The course will focus on the following topics: Environmental dynamics; an introduction to environmental change; Historical records and evidence; Human response; Modeling approaches to environmental change; the application of models; and Field sessions.