Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 7 weeks of 2 hour/week lectures during the semester, plus a one hour optional discussion group each of those weeks that will follow the lectures. The field trip is a weekend field school away and leaves Friday at 4pm and returns Sunday approx 4pm. |
Total Time Commitment: Field trip is not compulsory, but highly recommended. It is capped at 50 partcipants. In addition, there is also an optional discussion forum each week at the end of the designated lecture (approx one hour). It is recommended that students need to do 3 hours of reading for each hour of contact
|Prerequisites:||Admission into the Graduate Environmental Program (OEP) or into Honours in the Melbourne School of Land & Environment. Students with 2073xx Landscape Studies and/or 2072xx Human Dimensions of Resource Management should consider this subject as a follow-on.|
|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 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/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|Subject Overview:||This subject will consider the wider landscape issues associated with: |
These issues will be situated within the systems theory paradigm. Theories of complex adaptive systems, social-ecological systems, uncertainty, complexity, and emergence will frame the investigation of these issues and provide the foundation for a critique of command and control approaches to landscape management. Central to the framework explored in this subject are notions of resilience and community based knowledge systems. Students will engage deeply with the literature that informs these ideas and develop a critical understanding of their value and limitations.
Students will analyse the meaning of landscape through landscape sciences (ecology, resource management, extension, etc) and policy frameworks.
This subject uses a combination of Australian and overseas case studies to provide a framework for student analysis.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
The aim of this unit is to extend the participant’s ability to:
5000 words and in two segments (40% for the first 2000 words of a literature review and 60% for the final 3000 words).
|Prescribed Texts:||Walker, B. and D. Salt 2006. Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a changing World. Island Press: Washington.|
Harris, G. 2007 Sustainability in an age of complexity. Cambridge Press.
Other readings will be provided through LMS.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students in this unit should:
Master of Urban Horticulture |
Master of Urban Planning
Bachelor of Environments (Honours) Landscape Management |
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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