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GES3460

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

The rise of environmentalism. Perspectives and ideologies in respect of the environment. The 'social construction' of environmental issues. Issues of governance, policy and regulation. Themes include the internationalisation of environmental policy, the rise of corporate environmentalism, native title and indigenous rights, and the importance of property rights. Environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment, corporate environmental auditing, state of the environment reporting, and public participation.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 45%
Examination (2 hours): 35%
4 tutorial/practical assignments (1000 words total): 20%

Contact hours

2.5 hours per week on average (two lectures and one 1-hour tutorial in alternate weeks)

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

Geography and environmental science (ARTS)

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in Geography and Environmental Science, or permission

Prohibitions

ENV2011, GES2460