Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students examine the political framework in which organizations, agencies, and individuals for whom natural history is important operate in Australia today. They do this from two perspectives: * Examination of the historical development of agencies, structures and processes in determining land management outcomes in Victoria; * Exploration of how political and institutional structures affect the way we value, access and use nature. Students analyse various political perspectives on nature-based issues of current importance and formulate personal responses to these.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathleen Pleasants

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReadings in Politics of Land ManagementPrescribedN/AMEDIA SERVICES
ReadingsVictorian Government Whitepaper: Securing our water future togetherPrescribedDepartment of Sustainability and Environment (2004)DEPARTMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT (2004)
ReadingsWatershedPrescribedFullerton, T. (2001)MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS. CARLTON, VICTORIA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathleen Pleasants

Class requirements

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.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word (or equivalent) draft articleThis article could be for publication in a newsletter/journal that seeks to inform and argue for a specific outcome for the issue selected.40
one 3,000-word or equivalent projectThe project could be a report or practical planning exercise, or essay.60