units

ATS3553

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 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Monash Passport categoryInternational Short Field Experience (Explore Program)
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Assoc Prof Haripriya Rangan and Assoc Prof Christian Kull

Notes

  • Previously coded GES3330.
  • This unit runs in alternate years. Last offered 2011, next offered 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%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor David Dunkerley

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
Urban, regional and international development
Conservation of biological diversity and cultural heritage
Land and water management

Prerequisites

Preferably 12 to 18 points of human geography or permission

Prohibitions

APG4553