PAST LANDSCAPES AND ENVIRONMENTS
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will be introduced to a range of topics on natural and human induced environment and landscape dynamics. This will provide students with the temporal and spatial perspective necessary for understanding many contemporary environmental issues such as climate change, biological responses to environmental change and land degradation. Discussion will highlight methods for interpreting past and present environments and landscapes. We will consider the reciprocal relationship and interaction of human societies and bio-geographical landscapes. We will also factor in the influences of environmental change, degradation, and management within these interactions. Students will be introduced to a range of methods and theoretical techniques used to investigate and reconstruct past environments and landscapes. Because very few environments or landscapes have escaped the effects of human activities, the role humans have played in landscape modification, the distributions of plants and animals, and the implications for their dynamic changes will be focal points for this subject.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesExposure through lectures, discussions in class and tutorials, essay, quizzes and tutorial presentation.
Prerequisites Must have completed 60cp and must be admitted in the ABARC, ABA, SZAS, AZAHS, LZCOMA, LWLAT and have completed ARC1CIV; OR require subject coordinator's approval.
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Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
On-line short answer quizzes (1250 words) Periodic quizzes throughout semester
One 1500-word essay
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Research paper proposal presentation in tutorial (1250 words)
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