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.
Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens
LectureWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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
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
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%).
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