AUSTRALIAN CULTURE AND LAND

OED2ACL

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

Students learn about the indigenous and European culture origins and characteristics of land tenure and management of both public and private lands in Australia. They are introduced to the history of our current land management system. Students engage with ideas related to the cultural construction of nature and the way in which current beliefs and practices about land use are embedded in cultural accident and history. In exploring the current institutional and legal structures involved in land use, students are able to understand why differing expectations, regulations and practices apply to a range of land designations.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDecolonizing Nature: Strategies For Conservation In A Postcolonial EraRecommendedAdams, William M. & Mulligan, M. (Eds)STERLING, VA: EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS. 2003
ReadingsEcology and Empire: Environmental History of Settler Societies.RecommendedGriffiths, T & Robin, L. (Eds)CARLTON:UNIVERSITY PRESS. 1997
ReadingsProtected Area Management: Principles And Practice.RecommendedWorboys, G. Lockwood, M. & De Lacy, T.MELBOURNE: OXFORD: OUP 2001

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse Australian social and cultural perspectives on the landscape

Activities:
This subject involves the examination of the relationships between Australian culture and the land through both theoretical material and practical experiences. The subject involves a mixture of lectures, readings, tutorials and a 3 day bushwalk. The walk is a practical exploration of the theoretical material covered in other aspects of the subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Summarise the historical influences on the relationship between land tenure (ownership) and nature conservation

Activities:
This subject involves the examination of the relationships between Australian culture and the land through both theoretical material and practical experiences. The subject involves a mixture of lectures, readings, tutorials and a 3 day bushwalk. The walk is a practical exploration of the theoretical material covered in other aspects of the subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Analyse and evaluate the use of historical stories in outdoor and environmental education, and nature tourism practice

Activities:
This subject involves the examination of the relationships between Australian culture and the land through both theoretical material and practical experiences. The subject involves a mixture of lectures, readings, tutorials and a 3 day bushwalk. The walk is a practical exploration of the theoretical material covered in other aspects of the subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Explain how land designation and management practices influence participation and leadership in outdoor activities

Activities:
This subject involves the examination of the relationships between Australian culture and the land through both theoretical material and practical experiences. The subject involves a mixture of lectures, readings, tutorials and a 3 day bushwalk. The walk is a practical exploration of the theoretical material covered in other aspects of the subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment30 01, 02
one 1,500 word assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1,500-word assignmentHurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work40 01, 02, 03, 04