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Faculty Of Science, Technology & Engineering

ENV1CSS, 2013

Subject Code:ENV1CSS
Subject Short Title:CLIMATE, SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIETY
Credit Points:15
Subject Description:In this subject students will examine the environmental challenges besetting contemporary societies and explore the potential for a multi-disciplinary approach to providing solutions. Students are introduced to the basic principles of the scientific, economic and sociological approaches to the study of the environment and its management. Through a problem-based approach that draws on the work of some of Australia’s foremost thinkers in their fields, students develop a recognition and understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change and the responses of science, society and business.
Prerequisites:None
Work Experience Indicator:Student is not undertaking work experience in industry
Available to 'Study Abroad' students:Y
Recommended Prior Studies:None

Assessment:

Assessment Type%Comments
Three quizzes (during semester)15Tests will cover fundamental concepts from each discipline
One Synthesis task20This task requires students to synthesise reasoned information and communicate it in a condensed and readable way
one case study of a climate changes senario.65Students work in small groups to present a case study at the end of semester. Assessment includes both individual and group work.

Readings:

Reading TypeTitleAuthorPublisher
PrescribedFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)Faculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLa Trobe University 2012

Subject Coordinator: Dr Katherine Legge

Class Requirement
ALBURY-WODONGA
Semester 2, Day. Dr Suzanne O'Keefe (S.O'Keefe@latrobe.edu.au)
One 1-hour Lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1-hour Lectures per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face. (two 1 hour public lectures in the latter half of semester )
One 2-hour WorkShop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1-hour 30 min Directed Reading per week from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via on-line. (an average of 1.5 hours per week of engagement with online subject material )
BENDIGO
Semester 2, Day. Dr Katherine Legge (k.legge@latrobe.edu.au)
One 1-hour Lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1-hour Lectures per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face. (two 1 hour public lectures in the latter half of semester )
One 2-hour WorkShop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1-hour 30 min Directed Reading per week from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via on-line. (an average of 1.5 hours per week of engagement with online subject material )
BUNDOORA
Semester 2, Day. Dr John Morgan (J.Morgan@latrobe.edu.au)
One 1-hour Lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1-hour Lectures per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face. (two 1 hour public lectures in the latter half of semester )
One 2-hour WorkShop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1-hour 30 min Directed Reading per week from week 31 to week 44 and delivered via on-line. (an average of 1.5 hours per week of engagement with online subject material )