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ATS3554

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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ben Reid

Notes

Previously coded GES3350

Synopsis

National and international conflicts over the use of natural resources, eg. rainforest destruction, land degradation, pressure on water supplies and common property resources. Analysis of resource disputes, including socio-political aspects and debate over causes and trajectories. Different management approaches used to solve environmental problems, e.g. role of the state, communities, protected areas, and indigenous people.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to:

  1. Analyze the theoretical and empirical bases of resource management issues
  2. Appreciate the complex, intertwined nature of ecological, social, and political factors underlying resource management issues
  3. Recognize, apply, and distinguish between the main explanatory theories
  4. Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to resource management issues in good quality writing.

Assessment

Written work: 55% (2500 words)
Tutorial participation: 25%
Test: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ben Reid

Contact hours

3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

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

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

Prerequisites

A second-year sequence in geography or permission

Prohibitions

APG4554