Human Behaviour and Environment
Subject 207-299 (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: 39 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 80 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer to access readings, class information and data. They will also be expected to have basic skills in use of Excel software.|
CoordinatorDr Kathryn Jane Williams
|Subject Overview:||This subject examines the ways humans experience and behave in regard to the physical environment. It explores psycho-social dimensions of human-environment interactions and examines frameworks for understanding landscape perception and environmentally significant behaviour. Topics include: psychological bases for environmental values and aesthetics; management and design implications of human experience of natural and semi-natural settings; understanding environmental concern and environmentally significant action; strategies for enabling conservation behaviours.|
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||One 2-hour examination (40%). Exercises and practical reports equivalent to total of 4000 words (60%) and submitted in week 4, 8 and 12.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Subject reader.|
Gardner, G.T. and Stern, P (2002). Environmental Problems and Human Behaviour. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing.
Winter, D. and Koger, W (2004). The Psychology of Environmental Problems. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
|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|
This course encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the course students should have:
|Notes:||This subject replaces 207205 Human Dimensions of Resource Management.|
Landscape Management |
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