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