- Code EMDV8013
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Environmental Management & Development
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Ida Kubiszewski
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course introduces students to the most contentious issues in the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene has been defined as a new geological epoch around which human activity dominates the Earth’s development and environment. In response to these pressing global challenges, all UN countries signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set out an agenda for action. This course is constructed around the ideas within the SDGs, exploring a wide variety of academic opinion and a great deal of academic debate. In each case, a small number of key readings will be used to highlight the range of opinions expressed in these debates and the wider implications of these arguments for understanding the relationship between the process of economic, social, and political development and the practice of environmental and natural resource management. Specific weekly topics may change from year to year.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Pose critical questions within contemporary debates around environmental and development problems.
- Summarise and develop arguments and contribute to debates about development and the environment in the Anthropocene.
- Critically identify, analyse, and discuss long-term trends in development and environment.
- Commentaries (multiple throughout semester) (50) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final Essay (45) [LO 1,2,3]
- Participation (5) [LO 1,2,3]
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30 hours lectures and seminars; 90 hours reading and writing
No prescribed texts; specific readings (journal articles or book chapters) to be assigned for each topic.
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