units

ATS3554

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - 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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHuman Geography
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Megan Farrelly

Synopsis

National and international conflicts over the use of natural resources, eg. rainforest destruction, land degradation, pressure on water supplies and common property resources. Analysis of resource disputes, including socio-political aspects and debate over causes and trajectories. Different management approaches used to solve environmental problems, e.g. role of the state, communities, protected areas, and indigenous people.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to:

  1. Analyze the theoretical and empirical bases of resource management issues
  2. Appreciate the complex, intertwined nature of ecological, social, and political factors underlying resource management issues
  3. Recognize, apply, and distinguish between the main explanatory theories
  4. Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to resource management issues in good quality writing.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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.

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed a cornerstone unit in Human geography.

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