Human Rights and the Environment (GEOS5501)
UNIT OF STUDY
This Unit of Study addresses the connections between human rights and the environment. We examine an array of environmental and natural resource management challenges through a human rights lens. Students will develop the skills to describe, interpret and analyse the relationship between environmental issues and human rights norms. We study the complexity of the human rights / environmental nexus in both conservation and development contexts. Topics include conservation and protected areas, rivers and dams, mining, climate change and forests. Throughout the course we consider the value, and limitations, of a human rights based approach to environmental decision making.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
- Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
- Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
- Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Cultural Studies
- Master of Development Studies
- Master of Environmental Science
- Master of Environmental Science and Law
- Master of Human Rights
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
Further unit of study information
4 hours of class contact per week
Essays, reports (100%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.