ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IN EAST ASIA

POL3ESC

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

The Environment and Sustainability in East Asia Study Tour is a collaborative venture between the LTU Department of Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe Asia and local partner CERES Global. The tour examines the responses of East Asian countries to transnational environmental problems, at the international, domestic and local levels. We recognise that states in East Asia are world leaders in addressing environmental degradation and fostering sustainable development through innovative political, economic and technological strategies. The tour enables students to learn more about these innovations in the government, business, academia and NGO sectors.  In addition to information exchange and friendship-building, through this study tour we would like to establish a network of professional contacts between Australia and East Asia that leads to long-term benefits and collaboration between our student participants and our new friends in country.  The destination country of the tour will rotate on an annual basis between China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Student enrolments capped at 20 places and approved via competitive selection process, conducted at the end of week 6 in semester 1. Student applicants must satisfy three criteria: (1) demonstrate prior academic and/or extra-curricular interest in environmental and sustainability-related issues; (2) academic achievement; (3) written statement articulating their reasons for wanting to participate in this tour.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMutliplePrescribed--
MediaMultipleRecommended--

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop the China-literacy of students through in-country observation, interaction and reflection.

Activities:
Field trip; Research essay; Video presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrated understanding of key environmental and sustainability challenges in China.

Activities:
Field trip; Research essay; Video presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically reflect on our obligations to the biosphere, to society and to future generations as an integral component of political decision-making processes.

Activities:
Field trip; Research essay; Video presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Articulate an understanding of the diversity of interests, values and perspectives that feed into environmental and sustainability-related in issues in China, and their interaction with global environmental governance.

Activities:
Field trip; Research essay; Video presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 26-33, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Initial pre-departure briefing at Bundoora campus."

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 6.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Final pre-departure briefing at Bund"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
5 minute video presentation (2,000 word equivalent)Videos to be presented at mandatory video screening session.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 26-33, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Initial pre-departure briefing at Bundoora campus."

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 6.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Final pre-departure briefing at Bund"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
5 minute video presentation (2,000 word equivalent)Videos to be presented at mandatory video screening session.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 26-33, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Initial pre-departure briefing at Bundoora campus."

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 6.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Final pre-departure briefing at Bund"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
5 minute video presentation (2,000 word equivalent)Videos to be presented at mandatory video screening session.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Week 26-33, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Initial pre-departure briefing at Bundoora campus."

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 6.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Final pre-departure briefing at Bund"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
5 minute video presentation (2,000 word equivalent)Videos to be presented at mandatory video screening session.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Week 26-33, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Initial pre-departure briefing at Bundoora campus."

Seminar Week: 26 - 33
One 6.0 hours seminar other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 26 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Final pre-departure briefing at Bund"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
5 minute video presentation (2,000 word equivalent)Videos to be presented at mandatory video screening session.50 01, 02, 03, 04