WORLD VIEWS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Credit points: 15
In this environmental studies subject students are introduced to some of the ideas and cultural beliefs that have shaped the way Australians perceive and interact with natural environments, and explore the implications of these perceptions for their practice. Students investigate aspects of traditional western European belief systems, as well as current developments in environmental studies that seek to critically reflect on human-nature relationships. Practical trips are designed to enable students to analyse how underlying environmental worldviews have shaped the diverse ways in which different groups have responded to natural environments through action observation and evaluation.
FacultyFaculty of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorGenny Blades
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Readings Pack||Prescribed||Various||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY|
|Readings||Main currents in western environmental thought||Recommended||Hay, P (2002)||UNSW PRESS: SYDNEY|
|Readings||Spoils and Spoilers: A History of Australians Shaping Their Environment.||Recommended||Bolton, G.C. (1982)||SYDNEY: ALLEN & UNWIN.|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGenny Blades
One 4.0 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.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 8.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Practical work: 1 day environmental action; 2.5 days theory based practical experience||Practical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.||0|
|one 1,800-word essay||40|
|one 2,500-word assignment||60|