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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)


Previously coded GES3460


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.


Research report (3000 words): 40%
Tutorials and practicals : 20%
Assignments (2 minor essays and 1 oral presentation): 20%
Mid Term test: 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)


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


ENV2011, ATS2548