Green Matters in Modern Languages and Cultures (SML3041)

15 credits

Our current geological age has been termed the ‘anthropocene’ - an age when human activities have come to influence our environment. This team-taught, interdisciplinary module, which is suitable for all interested students, explores cultural responses to these developments over time. 

It considers the fundamental but at times also controversial role culture plays in pointing at challenges and opportunities; disasters and dangers; and the importance of communities in the wider context of issues such as environmental awareness, climate change, global warming and sustainability. This module provides case-studies on the history of green movements over time, raises ethical considerations in general and artistic, literary, linguistic and cinematic approaches in particular. 

Students in need of credits for a specific language should specialize accordingly in the assessments.