• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Ida Kubiszewski
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pose critical questions within contemporary debates around environmental and development problems.
  2. Summarise and develop arguments and contribute to debates about development and the environment in the Anthropocene.
  3. Critically identify, analyse, and discuss long-term trends in development and environment.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Commentaries (multiple throughout semester) (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Final Essay (45) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Participation (5) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

30 hours lectures and seminars; 90 hours reading and writing

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts; specific readings (journal articles or book chapters) to be assigned for each topic.

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:
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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2735 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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