Units of Study

SCLG3604 - Environmental Sociology

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mike Michael

Description

This unit takes a sociological perspective to understanding our built and natural environments. The unit covers key concepts such as community sustainability, environmental footprints, natural resource depletion, Malthusian pressures, consumerism, indigenous environment stewardship, the tragedy of the commons, environmental social movements, risk, vulnerability, sustainable development, and anthropogenic climate change. Environmental case studies and examples will be drawn from Australia, the region, and around the world.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd exam (40%), 1x1000wd online tutorial participation and presentation (20%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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