units

APG4553

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHuman Geography
Monash Passport categoryInternational Short Field Experience (Explore Program)
OfferedClayton Trimester 1 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Haripriya Rangan

Notes

The unit runs in alternate years. Last offered in 2013, next offering in 2015.

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

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • International fieldtrip

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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