Subject 100-187 (2009)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours per week , 5 additional hours per week. Total of 8 hours per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Monica Minnegal
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to different ways that humans come to know and think about the natural world, understand their place in relation to that world, and define what they mean by Nature. Current debates over the need to protect species biodiversity, ensure sustainability of ecosystems and conserve or restore landscapes will be focal. The subject draws on contributions from Anthropology, Geography and History and Philosophy of Science to locate contemporary scientific understandings of the natural world alongside ways nature has been understood in the past and within different cultures. By questioning the idea of Nature itself, in a world where people can change not just the genetics of organisms but the climate of the globe, the subject addresses the possibilities of a future that may be not merely post-Nature but post-human.|
Students must attend a minimum of nine tutorials, demonstrate familiarity with online resources and participate in the Faculty of Arts online learning community in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.
|Breadth Options:|| |
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.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Environmental Studies |
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