CLIMATE, SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will examine the challenge of climate change that affects contemporary local and global societies from a multi-disciplinary approach. Students employ the basic principles of the scientific, economic and sociological approaches that underpin the current debate to develop a recognition and understanding of the causes and impact of climate change on a variety of socio, political and geographic instances. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how our actions and choices affect the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems - now and in the future.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Incompatible subjects ENV1CSS
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Apply a robust vocabulary around the concepts associated with the studies of climate, sustainability and society.
- Online readings, activities and quizzes throughout the semester
02. Collate information about a climate change issue, and synthesise a reasoned view on the issue.
- Collation and synthesis developed through online activities culminating in 750 word written task.
03. Analyze a climate change based scenario by collecting and using appropriate information to present a written response to a community group.
- Use climate modelling software and work in small groups to interpret projections and outcomes
04. Compare and discuss predicted climate change scenarios for a variety of geographic locations and socio-ethnic communities.
- Use climate modelling software and work in small groups to interpret projections and outcomes. Write a 1000 word individual report comparison between two different locations.
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Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One Synthesis task (750-words)||This task requires students to synthesise reasoned information and communicate it in a condensed and readable way||20||02|
|Online and workshop activities (500-words Equivalent)||Formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops||40||01|
|Comparative report between climate change scenarios of two locations (3,000-word equivalent)||Students work in small groups to determine the climate change projections for at least two different geo-political regions. Individual students write a comparison of projected outcomes. Assessment includes both individual (30%) and group work (10%).||40||01, 02, 03, 04|