Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| It is expected that students commencing this subject will come from a variety of knowledge areas that will inform their participation in this subject. At least, any of the following could apply: |
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None specified|
|Core Participation Requirements:||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/|
CoordinatorMs Lindy Joubert
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject is a multi-disciplinary and inter-cultural investigation of social infra-structural needs for socially sustainable communities. Field trips will be an integral part of the subject. The subject provides an opportunity to explore culture, people and places by addressing complex real-life problems in unfamiliar social and cultural settings. An integrated teaching/research approach is adopted building on faculty expertise including:
External experts will also contribute landscape and cultural knowledge to the subject.
The subject provides Knowledge Transfer and inter-cultural education through collaboration with local experts, local communities, local universities and non-governmental organisations. The subject promotes students’ analytical and research skills, design skills, ability to engage with the local communities and will expose students to social, cultural, ethical, psycho-social, environmental, policy, management, construction, economically viable and design issues.
The subject is aligned with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program, the University of Melbourne’s Certificate of Global Communication and Leadership and the UNESCO Observatory for Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts.
This subject provides a platform to make a positive difference to local economies that satisfies students' growing need for social and global responsibility by way of projects in unfamiliar settings.
The subject aims to:
Assignments to be presented in week 12 and 13 for assessment.
Week 12. Group submission
|Prescribed Texts:||None specified|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Through participation in this subject students will be expected to have developed the following generic skills:
High-level, multidisciplinary, collaborative skills.
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions |
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