units

ATS3736

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Coordinator(s)

Dr Naomi Smith

Offered

Gippsland

  • Second semester 2016 (Online)

Notes

Previously coded SCY3809

Synopsis

This unit aims to introduce students to the ways in which sociological knowledge can be used to understand contemporary environmental issues. In order to achieve this, the unit has a dual focus - society and nature. First, it develops theoretical and conceptual knowledge drawn from traditional and contemporary sociological theory to provide analytical frameworks. Second, through the anlaysis of environmental issues, the unit seeks to apply these frameworks to specific local, national and international contexts.

Outcomes

  1. develop sociologically informed theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the analysis of contemporary environmental issues
  2. apply these frameworks to a range of contemporary environmental problems
  3. consider the implications and uses of this analysis for contributing to our understanding of contemporary environmental issues and relevant public debate
  4. present well-constructed written arguments which show evidence of wide reading and an ability to apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding to contemporary environmental issues and problems, especially in the examination.

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2500 words)
2 hour Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

ATS1367 and ATS1898 or SCY1802, or equivalents

Prohibitions

ATS2736, GSC2209, GSC3209, SCY2809, SCY3809