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Individuals and Societies

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Currently students can study Business and Management, Environmental Systems and Societies, or Psychology as their part of their group 3 individuals and societies subjects.

The Business and Management course will enable learners to develop:

  • confidence with and understanding of the terms, concepts and subject specific language of business management
  • knowledge and understandings about human society with relation to the business world
  • the ability to explore business issues from a consumer’s and organisation’s point of view
  • an understanding of the factors, which impact on organisations and their stakeholders
  • a very basic understanding of the different modules, such as:
    • Introduction to Business
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Introduction to Production
    • Introduction to Human Resources

The Psychology course will enable learners to:

  • develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings
  • ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry
  • develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour
  • develop an understanding of alternative explanations of behaviour
  • understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry.

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) course will enable learners to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and understandings of environmental systems at a variety of scales 

  • Apply the knowledge, methodologies and skills to analyse environmental systems and issues at a variety of scales 

  • Appreciate the dynamic interconnectedness between environmental systems and societies 

  • Value the combination of personal, local and global perspectives in making informed decisions and taking responsible actions on environmental issues 

  • Be critically aware that resources are finite, and that these could be inequitably distributed and exploited, and that management of these inequities is the key to sustainability 

  • Develop awareness of the diversity of environmental value systems 

  • Develop critical awareness that environmental problems are caused and solved by decisions made by individuals and societies that are based on different areas of knowledge 

  • Engage with the controversies that surround a variety of environmental issues 

  • Create innovative solutions to environmental issues by engaging actively in local and global contexts. 



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Last reviewed 27 August 2019
Last updated 27 August 2019