Understanding our place in a changing environment is a 21st century priority. This unit uses feminist frameworks to investigate how environmental problems are shaped by intersecting factors of gender, race, sexuality, ability, economic status, and colonialisms. Drawing on examples such as climate change, toxic contamination, water privatisation, and resource extraction, this unit examines the material and conceptual links between human and non-human natures, and cultural, political, economic and social forces.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd reflective essay (30%), 1x500wd final project outine (15%), 1x2500wd final essay/project (45%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 Junior credit points in any of Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, English or Philosophy