• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Social Research
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Helen James
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course examines the bi-directional linkages between population and the physical environment, and the way the human management and regulation of these linkages impact on, positively or negatively, human well-being, climate change and other aspects of sustainable development.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students will learn how to apply material presented in the course in finding solutions to contemporary practical problems concerning the interactions among population, climate change and sustainable development.

Indicative Assessment

Two short written exercises (40%) and one longer research essay (60%). One short exercise will involve solving a conceptual problem, while the second short exercise will involve a class presentation (to be written up and no more than 1500 words). Both will be stepping stones to the research essay.

 

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Workload

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Social Research (6892) or Master of Social Research (7121). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Preliminary reading will be optional and will include:

O'Neill, B., MacKellar, F.L., Wexler, L. and W. Lutz eds. (2001) Population and Climate Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Goodin, R. ed. (1994) The Politics of the Environment, London: E. Elgar.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

Amin, S. and M. Goldstein (eds) (2008) Data against Natural Disasters: Establishing Effective Systems for Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction, (Washington, D.C.: World Bank).

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
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
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7873 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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