Perception of the Environment

Subject 485-855 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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.

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Subject Overview: Critical enquiry into historical, philosophical, socio-cultural and psychological influences on environmental decision-making. Through conceptual and methodological frameworks associated with of each of these discipline areas, the relationship between environmental attitudes and the cognitive & affective meanings people associate with nature are explored.
Objectives: Understand historical, philosophical, socio-cultural and psychological influences on human perception of and relationship with the environment.

Enhance multi/transdisciplinary thinking and learning skills. Further develop critical thinking through readings, class discussions, collaboration and assessment

Assessment: 6 reading response papers of 250 words (6 per cent each) a final paper of 2,500 words on a research topic agreed upon by the student and the lecturer (64 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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