Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 34: Twenty four hours lectures & ten hours tutorials |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Usually completion of 25 points of first year geography and GEOG20003: Environmental Politics and Management or the approval of the subject coordinator.
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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 subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The term ‘sustainable development’ is widely recognised, yet there are countless interpretations, each reflecting different understandings, interests, and uses. This subject discusses and interprets key cultural, political, and philosophical interpretations, both in concept and practice.
The subject begins with an analysis of sustainable development, including common criticisms. It is then divided into ‘sustainability’ and ‘development’ frameworks, with the aim of contrasting approaches rooted in ecological or humanistic research. The frameworks enable exploration of multiple topics (i.e. food security, risk, urbanisation, technology/science, water). The subject then returns to the topic and debate over sustainable development, assessing its usefulness and practicality. Finally, the subject will explore a radical critique of existing practices of development, using the debate over sustainable development to explore questions of power, economic exploitation, marginalisation, and inter-generational inequality.
The subject incorporates global, developed, and developing world examples of sustainable development. On completion of this subject students should be able to critically assess the underlying ecological, economic, and social issues associated with different practices of environmental management (i.e. the three pillars of sustainable development). Students will develop a working understanding of the dimensions of sustainability, paying attention to who benefits and who is harmed by the competing uses of ‘sustainable development’ concept and argument.
On completion of this subject students will:
It is a hurdle requirement that students attend 8 out of 10 weeks of tutorials. Attendance will be monitored using student peer-reviews.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students who have completed this subject will:
Students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 degree and new degrees), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc) may receive science credit on the completion of this subject.
Master of Science (Geography) |
Development Studies |
Development Studies Major
Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major
Environments Discipline subjects
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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People and Environment |
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