- Code ENVS3021
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Geography, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Biological Anthropology More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course is currently not being offered.
The course is designed to engage students in the practice of collaborative, integrative multidisciplinary research needed for tackling complex 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, living with risk and uncertainty, balancing individual wants and social needs and the challenge of global equality of access and opportunity.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of the course students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand complex interactions between key change processes in social and ecological systems as they relate to human futures
- Critically select and apply appropriate methods for understanding and managing complex human-ecological problems
- Appreciate the need to respect biophysical limits, human wellbeing and justice issues in the context of negotiating pathways to sustainable futures
- Apply a range of written, oral and visual communication skills to effectively convey and discuss research findings about human-ecological change processes
- Demonstrate the ability to undertake and report interdisciplinary research involving partnerships with community, government or private institutions.
Other InformationStudents who need to complete the course as part of a requirement towards a major/minor or specialisation should contact the School (email@example.com) to receive advice about available alternative pathways.
Students who fail to submit work by the due date or fail to participate in classes, practicals and tutorials may be excluded from examination.
- Seminar presentation and practice report (35%)
- major field research report (45%)
- Critical journal review (20%)
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60 contact hours, comprising lectures, tutorials and seminars
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingDyball, R., and Newell, B. (2015) Understanding Human Ecology. London Routledge
Areas of Interest
- Human Ecology
- Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
- Resource Management and Environmental Science
- Biological Anthropology
- Human Sciences
- Population Studies
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