Module Identifier RS34620  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Michael Christie  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 22 x 1 hour  
  Practicals / Field Days   60 Hours 6-day residential field course  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   50%  
  Course work     50%  
  Supplementary examination   2 Hours In accordance with IRS departmental policy    

Brief description
The lecture course will consider the history and development of the European Union and its influence on environmental
management. The processes of creating environmental law and regimes and the factors influencing them are discussed in relation
to selected case studies. Key policy areas with an impact on the environment will be discussed, including agriculture, fisheries,
nature conservtion, rural development and enlargement of the EU. The role and influence of the organisations operating at this level are investigated. These issues will be considered during a one-week field course within a European country.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Identify the structure, composition and function of the European Union;

2. Identify and analyse key European environmental policy areas

3. Critically assess the approaches to environmental management at a European level

4. Assess an area of environmental policy as applied in a selected member state.

Syllabus / Curriculum design
An European study tour to selected member states allows investigation of case studies and illustrative examples of environmental issues at the European level. Visiting the European parliament will allow each student to ask individually constructed questions of a Welsh MEP.

The module will be supported by teaching materials made available on the Internet.

Reading Lists
Gillies D. (1999) A guide to EC environmental law. Earthscan
Anderson - and Lieferink. (1997) European environmental policy: the pioneers.
(1995) The Dobris assessment. European Environmental Agency
Haigh N. (1990) EEC environmental policy.
Holden M. (1991) The future of the Common Fisheries Policy.
Holder J. (1997) The impact of EC environmental law in the UK.
Whitby M. (1996) The European environment and CAP reform.