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Australia: Environment, Place and History - HSTY2615

Year - 2018

This unit offers students the opportunity to understand the environmental history of Australia in a way that will deepen their understanding of contemporary debates around environmental issues. What is environmental history? How did Indigenous ideas of country differ from settler concepts of the environment? What is the historical importance of place and environment to ideas of belonging and national identity? What of the history of fire and drought? How, when and why did an environmental consciousness emerge in Australia?

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x 500wd proposal research essay (10%), 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), participation (10%)


12 Junior credit points in History, Ancient History or Asian Studies


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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