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APG4553

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHuman Geography
Monash Passport categoryInternational Short Field Experience (Explore Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Prof Haripriya Rangan

Notes

Previously coded GYM4330.
This unit runs in alternate years. Last offered in 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.

Outcomes

By the end of this unit, students are expected to have:

  1. Knowledge on varied social and resource dimensions of problems associated

with regional sustainability;

  1. Ability to identify, describe, and interpret the concept of regional sustainability

in the context of a developing country;

  1. Practical skills and field-based experience for research and policy formulation

for sustainable regional development.

Assessment

Field-study journal (3000 words): 35%
Oral presentation: 20%
Final research or development project proposal (5000 words): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Intensive field-based unit

Prerequisites

Preferably 12 to 18 points of human geography or permission

Prohibitions