• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Biological Anthropology More...
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Robert Dyball
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENVS3021
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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The course is designed to engage students in the practice of collaborative, integrative multidisciplinary research needed for tackling complex multi-scale issues involved in creating viable human futures. Topics will include the 'science wars' and knowledge systems, justice and fairness dimensions of interventions for sustainability,  the role of institutions and civil society in regulating human behaviour, and patterns of consumption, , resource use versus conservation, living with risk and uncertainty, balancing individual wants and social needs, global equality of access and opportunity.

The course involves student projects that investigate a future issue in a collaborative partnership with an external agency, institution, company or enterprise. Seminars will concentrate on the practice and application of research methodologies, methods and tools for doing and integrating research across many discipline areas. Attendance at seminars is a course requirement 

Indicative Assessment

Contribution to seminar activities (10%), seminar facilitiation and write up, (35%), and a research project using systems methods, including a critical analysis of methodology (55%). Regular attendance and participation in classwork and fieldtrips is required.

Students who fail to submit set work by the due date or fail to participate in classes and field trips may be excluded from examination.

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Workload

60 contact hours comprising lectures, tutorials and seminars

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed SRES6506 or ENVS3021.

Preliminary Reading

Dyball, R., and Newell, B. (2015) Understanding Human Ecology.  London Routledge

Areas of Interest

  • Geography
  • Human Ecology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
  • Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Human Sciences
  • Population Studies

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7802 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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