Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Online classes from January to April through the University of Birmingham, UK. This subject is only available online. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues.
|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 Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Ground Floor, John Smyth Building
The Unviersity of Melbourne
Swanston Street. VIC.3010
Phone: +61 3 8344 3849
This module examines the conflict between increasing use of natural resources, growing environmental degradation and population increase. It considers the difficulty in distinguishing human impacts from natural environmental changes, and examines a number of specific environmental issues relating to `the Water Crisis’, `Environmental Hazards’, `The Human Impact’, `The Urban Environment’ and `The Atmosphere’. The module provides the background to studying environmental problems by exploring the historical context and the significance of the global population increase. A series of units then examine themes including water, hazards and environmental change. A second set of units examines the human impacts on the environment in more detail, considering the effects on high latitudes, the urban environment and explores global perspectives on environmental degradation in relationship to the atmosphere.
By the end of the module the students should be able to:
1 x 2000 word exercise 33%, 1 x 3000 word written research essay (67%)
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A list of texts and readings will be provided at the start of the course.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/u21/gip|
Transcripts are sent from the international partner university approximately six weeks after the completion date of the course, therefore students are advised not to take this subject in the final semester of their undergraduate program if they wish to graduate in the December ceremonies.
Due to the varied grading schemes used by partners teaching into the U21 Diploma in Global Issues grades will be scaled according to the University of Melbourne standards using the grading scale online at http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/u21/gip
Please note this subject has non-standard teaching and census dates.
Teaching dates: 13th Janurary 2014 to 25th April 2014
U21 Diploma in Global Issues |
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