AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: GONDWANA TO GLOBAL WARMING

HIS3AEH

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

'Gondwana', the ancient super continent, evolved over forty millenia into several continents including Australia. Just two centuries after European settlement, the human impact on the land, massive species extinction, and climate change, pose serious threats to the continent's fragile ecology. Students will consider Australia's geological origins; Indigenous land use; the competing ideas of land and land use among early settlers; and how various forms of land use shaped, and changed the environment. We will explore in turn how the Australian environment shaped humans. Students will study Australia as part of a global environment, by understanding how settlement was an artefact of colonialism and Empire, and the impact of environmental thinking on Australia and its participation in the global environmental movement. Students will research environmental history locally and/or globally, to understand Australia's changing environment in the context of calls for a sustainable future.

FacultyFaculty 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 second-year History and/or Art History

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

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning 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."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"This subject has 2 face-to-face tutorials during the semester, one in Week 33 and one in Week 38"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1000 word reflective essay25
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50
Online discussion leadership and group participation with reflective overview (800 word equivalence)25

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning 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."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"This subject has 2 face-to-face tutorials during the semester, one in Week 33 and one in Week 38"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1000 word reflective essay25
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50
Online discussion leadership and group participation with reflective overview (800 word equivalence)25

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning 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."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"This subject has 2 face-to-face tutorials during the semester, one in Week 33 and one in Week 38"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1000 word reflective essay25
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50
Online discussion leadership and group participation with reflective overview (800 word equivalence)25

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours collaborative based learning 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."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"This subject has 2 face-to-face tutorials during the semester, one in Week 33 and one in Week 38"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1000 word reflective essay25
One 2200 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]50
Online discussion leadership and group participation with reflective overview (800 word equivalence)25