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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:January, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial per day during the teaching period |
Total Time Commitment: 15 contact hours/week, 6 additional hours/week. Total of 21 hours per week for 2 weeks.
|Prerequisites:||Two second-year HPS subjects.|
|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
CoordinatorMs Sara Maroske
Dr Sara Maroske
|Subject Overview:||This subject traces some of the historical changes in scientific and environmental thought that occurred over the last 500 years, as Europeans spread out from the continent during the voyages of discovery, and discovered new frontiers that challenged their scientific and social beliefs. We will especially follow the changes in the environmental sciences that accompanied these voyages as notions of geography, natural history, evolutionary biology, geology and ecology were transformed. We will also examine some recent examples of new understandings of 'nature'. Case studies will include America, Australia, and other parts of the colonial world including the Pacific islands. Environmental issues ranging from introduced species, sustainability, resource management, pollution, overpopulation, environmental engineering and environmental philosophies will also be examined. This subject should be of interest to students who would like to learn more about the origins of the environmental sciences and our ongoing attempts to live within a changing environment.|
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject will |
|Assessment:||Written work totalling 6000 words for third-year Science students comprising document exercise of 1000 words 20%, a research essay of 3000 words 50%, a 2000-word project on an advanced topic 20% (all due during the examination period). Class participation and contribution 10%. A hurdle requirement of attendance at nine tutorials.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available for purchase from the University Book Shop. |
|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|
Students cannot gain credit for both this subject and 136-215/315 before 1999 or 136-035 after 1998. Only available at science third year; for all other levels see HPSC20002 (A History of Nature) . This subject is based on 136-035 but involves additional work.
This subject is available for science credit for students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree only), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc).
History and Philosophy of Science |
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