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GES3330

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Priya Rangan and Christain Kull

Synopsis

This unit explores the concepts of regional development and sustainability, and draws attention to the practical constraints and issues associated with translating such concepts into regional policy and practice. Field-study takes place in South Africa and includes focus on topics such as: effects of commercial agriculture on soil and water quality; transnational water-sharing and flood management; ecotourism and conservation in nature parks; urbanisation, transportation and migration in environment-industry corridors; environmental education, health, and local ecological management.

Assessment

Field-study journal (2000 words): 35%
Oral presentation: 20%
Final written report (2500 words): 45%

Contact hours

Intensive field-based unit

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Geography and environmental science (ARTS)

Prerequisites

Preferably 12 to 18 points of human geography or permission

Prohibitions

GYM4330