ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: GONDWANA TO GLOBAL WARMING

HIS3AEH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Ancient Gondwana evolved over forty millenia into several continents including Australia. Since European settlement, the human impact on land,massive species extinction, and climate change, pose threats to the continent's fragile ecology. Students consider Australia's early geological history;Indigenous land use; competing ideas of land use among early settlers; and how various forms of land use shaped, and changed the environment. We also explore how Australian environments shaped humans. Students examine settlement as an artefact of colonialism and Empire, and how environmental thinking impacted on Australia and shaped its participation in global environmental movements. Students research environmental history in local and global contexts. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential.Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how our actions and choices affect the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems-now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year in any discipline or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS2AEH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHow a continent created a nation,PreliminaryRobin, L.UNSW PRESS 2007

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.

Activities:
Weekly team discussions; synopses, online postings; research essay; examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
Weekly team discussions; synopses, online postings; research essay; examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
Weekly team discussions; synopses, online postings; research essay; examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
Weekly team discussions; synopses, online postings; research essay; examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
Research essay; examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word examination25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online discussion postings, synopses and group leadership and participation (800 word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word examination25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online discussion postings, synopses and group leadership and participation (800 word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word examination25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online discussion postings, synopses and group leadership and participation (800 word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word examination25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online discussion postings, synopses and group leadership and participation (800 word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word examination25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online discussion postings, synopses and group leadership and participation (800 word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000 word examination25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online discussion postings, synopses and group leadership and participation (800 word equivalent)25 02, 03, 04, 05