SUSTAINABILITY, RESILIENCE, AND COLLAPSE: PAST SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Credit points: 15
Issues of sustainability and resilience are prominent today in light of accelerating climate deterioration, rising populations, and declining resources. But these issues are not new, and numerous past societies have faced these crises before. In this subject you will learn about past societies that have innovated and adapted successfully, resulting in sustainable and/or resilient societies that thrived. You will also learn about societies that failed to adapt and/or failed to innovate, resulting in societal collapse. These success or failure of a society within respective socioenvironmental systems - the systems that govern the interactions between human societies and the changing environments that they occupied, transformed, and attempted to adapt to, you will learn about sustainability, resilience and collapse from an archaeological perspective. The subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland
One 1.50 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online lectures developed through 1BS"
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Online quizzes (900 word equivalent) Quizzes||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
|Flipped Exam - 2 hours - 1800 words equivalent In this assessment students are given the exam questions in the final tutorial of the semester. They then work in groups to plan ideal answers, and to reflect upon gaps in their understanding or knowledge. This is used to guide their revision ahead of a closed book exam.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
|Written essay - 1800 words Individual written assessment||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|