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ATS3553

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Flexible)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Priya Rangan and Christain Kull

Notes

Previously coded GES3330.
Please note that this unit is offered in alternate year. The next offer will be in 2013.

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)
Geographical science

Prerequisites

Preferably 12 to 18 points of human geography or permission

Prohibitions

APG4553