units

ATS3548

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2012 (Day)

Notes

Previously coded GES3460

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

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)
Climate change and society
Land and water management
Urban, regional and international development

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

ENV2011, ATS2548