Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Physical Geography|
|Monash Passport category||International Short Field Experience (Explore Program)|
|Offered||Not offered in 2014|
|Coordinator(s)||Professor Nigel Tapper and Colleague|
Previously coded GES3260
This field-based unit is taught on location in the National Park/World Heritage Area of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Identified by UNESCO as an environment and cultural landscape worth preserving, the region is under immense pressure due to rural depopulation, abandonment of agricultural lands, landscape instability, and burgeoning tourism. Problems of integrating tourism and agricultural objectives, while minimising negative environmental and cultural impacts, will be explored and possible solutions for regional sustainability proposed. The unit provides unique opportunities for interaction with staff of the National Park and various local and national authorities.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Field-study journal 1,500 words 35%
Group oral presentation 20 min 20%
Essay (Level 3) or Project Report (Level 4) 2,500 words 45%
8 day intensive, involving lectures/seminars, tutorials and field work
18 points of, Geography, climate and physical environments; Society, cities and sustainability; or permission of the Head of SGES. Other interested undergraduate and level 4 students will need to obtain permission from the Head of SGES.