GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTS

ENH1GEV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to key ideas within the Environmental Humanities. You will begin with the Anthropocene -the era in which humans have become a geological force. You will look at the relationship between nature and culture and their representation through processes that embed understandings of power and control. You then apply these ideas to four different case studies that focus on the themes of earth, wind, water and fire. You will consider the extraction of resources and people in Central and South America, including the Amazon, and look at the power of the monsoon in Asia: what does it mean for the region and the planet that half the world's population depends on the rains these winds bring? You will study the rising seas of the Pacific and the region's history of colonialization and decolonisation. Finally, you will look at Australian Aboriginal use of fire in land management, and consider the legacy of Black Saturday and the entanglement between humans and nature in that conflagration. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesGroup assignment; research essay; class discussion; text analysis

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the key concepts of environmental humanities specifically: the relationship between nature and culture; the ideas of the Anthropocene and environment; ideas about representation and power.
02. Critically reflect, in groups and as an individual, on the interconnections between humans and nature.
03. Analyse, in groups and as an individual, the different ways global environmental change effects people and cultures.
04. Analyse the ways diverse cultures and communities understand and respond to environmental change differently and the implications of this for the future.
05. Identify and interpret a wide range of visual and textual material working collaboratively and autonomously.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical Appraisal, 800 wordsA short critical appraisal of a visual and textual source

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Group Case Study, 1200 wordsA case study presented as a group assessment in a poster and/or an oral presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay, 2500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical Appraisal, 800 wordsA short critical appraisal of a visual and textual source

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Group Case Study, 1200 wordsA case study presented as a group assessment in a poster and/or an oral presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay, 2500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical Appraisal, 800 wordsA short critical appraisal of a visual and textual source

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Group Case Study, 1200 wordsA case study presented as a group assessment in a poster and/or an oral presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay, 2500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical Appraisal, 800 wordsA short critical appraisal of a visual and textual source

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Group Case Study, 1200 wordsA case study presented as a group assessment in a poster and/or an oral presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay, 2500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical Appraisal, 800 wordsA short critical appraisal of a visual and textual source

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Group Case Study, 1200 wordsA case study presented as a group assessment in a poster and/or an oral presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay, 2500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5