Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Physical Geography|
|Offered||Clayton Second semester 2013 (On-campus block of classes)|
|Coordinator(s)||Professor Nigel Tapper|
Previously coded ENV4040
Drawing on environmental expertise from inside and outside the university, this unit provides students with a fundamental technical understanding of a range of contemporary and emerging environmental issues such as loss of biodiversity, global warming, waste management, genetic engineering, water scarcity and management, and urban and rural sustainability. Throughout, the coordinator will ensure that social concepts and frameworks of sustainability are woven into a more comprehensive technical understanding of the environmental issues. The unit also considers responses proposed and/or implemented to address the various environmental issues.
Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to demonstrate:
Reading commentaries 1000 words 25%
Oral presentation (debate participation) Equivalent to 500 words 25%
Research essay 3000 words 50%
Two, two-day intensive class sessions held in weeks 3 and 5