ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: GONDWANA TO GLOBAL WARMING

HIS3AEH

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Ancient Gondwana evolved over forty millennia into several continents including Australia. Since European settlement, the human impact on land, massive species extinction, and climate change, pose threats to the continent's fragile ecology. Students consider Australia's early geological history; Indigenous land use; competing ideas of land use among early settlers; and how various forms of land use shaped, and changed the environment. We also explore how Australian environments shaped humans. Students examine settlement as an artefact of colonialism and Empire, and how environmental thinking impacted on Australia and shaped its participation in global environmental movements. Students research environmental history in local and global contexts. 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-level subjects or coordinator's approval

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

Readings

How a continent created a nation

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRobin, L.

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUNSW PRESS

ISBNN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.
03. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.
04. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
05. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
06. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word reflective essay Take home exam equivalentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2000 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online discussion postings and discussion x 3 (1000 word equivalent in total) Responding to student feedback, the online posting and discussion of 300 words each will be assessed in week 4, 8 and 12 to encourage timely participation.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word reflective essay Take home exam equivalentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2000 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online discussion postings and discussion x 3 (1000 word equivalent in total) Responding to student feedback, the online posting and discussion of 300 words each will be assessed in week 4, 8 and 12 to encourage timely participation.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word reflective essay Take home exam equivalentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2000 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online discussion postings and discussion x 3 (1000 word equivalent in total) Responding to student feedback, the online posting and discussion of 300 words each will be assessed in week 4, 8 and 12 to encourage timely participation.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word reflective essay Take home exam equivalentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2000 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online discussion postings and discussion x 3 (1000 word equivalent in total) Responding to student feedback, the online posting and discussion of 300 words each will be assessed in week 4, 8 and 12 to encourage timely participation.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word reflective essay Take home exam equivalentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2000 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online discussion postings and discussion x 3 (1000 word equivalent in total) Responding to student feedback, the online posting and discussion of 300 words each will be assessed in week 4, 8 and 12 to encourage timely participation.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"This subject may be studied in three 1-hour sessions or two 90-minute sessions at any time or on any day. It is completely flexible to work around your schedule"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1000 word reflective essay Take home exam equivalentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2000 word research essay [abstract and annotated bibliography mandatory]N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online discussion postings and discussion x 3 (1000 word equivalent in total) Responding to student feedback, the online posting and discussion of 300 words each will be assessed in week 4, 8 and 12 to encourage timely participation.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5