Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Approx 140 hours comprising time in class, preparation and assessment. |
Total Time Commitment: Approx 140 hours comprising time in class, preparation and assessment.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Simon Batterbury
The Office for Environmental Programs
T: 03 8344 5073
F: 03 8344 5650
|Subject Overview:||The subject covers alternative concepts and definitions of sustainable practice; critical appraisal of approaches taken by different disciplines to environmental issues and their identification; the scoping of potential solutions; the evaluation of costs and benefits; and the implementation of solutions. It also raises challenges to sustainability, including the processes that operate at different scales.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students will gain a fundamental appreciation of concepts of sustainability and recognise appropriate (or best) practice ideas in implementing it. The subject covers areas of relevance to all disciplines and is consciously interdisciplinary and reflexive in its orientation.|
|Assessment:||Assessment will involve an individual report (10%), group reports (30%) due after completion of the intensive teaching delivery in the first half of Semester one, and an individual essay assignment of relevance to the student's chosen field (topic selected in consultation with an academic staff member from the course). Word length for the essay is 3-000 - 4,000 words. The essay is usually due in Week 12 of Semester one.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Subject readings will be available for students.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.environment.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Environment |
Master of Environment
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Planning
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
Climate Change |
Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management
Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation
Governance, Policy and Communication
Integrated Water Catchment Management
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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