Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this environmental studies subject students are introduced to some of the ideas and cultural beliefs that have shaped the way Australians perceive and interact with natural environments, and explore the implications of these perceptions for their practice. Students investigate aspects of traditional western European belief systems, as well as current developments in environmental studies that seek to critically reflect on human-nature relationships. Practical trips are designed to enable students to analyse how underlying environmental worldviews have shaped the diverse ways in which different groups have responded to natural environments through action observation and evaluation. This subject contains a compulsory four day walking trip.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilippa Morse

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, practical work

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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


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
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the fundamental values and beliefs that underpin two environmental worldviews
02. Describe these worldviews and their application to contemporary environmental issues
03. Reflect on your personal worldview and how it may inform your own relationship to the environment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhilippa Morse

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
One 4.00 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 36 - 36
One 8.00 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,500 word - essay

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

2,000 word - assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Tutorial quizzes and presentations - (500 word equivalence)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Practical work requirement Hurdle requirement: 4 days away on field trips; satisfactory participation