Famine: The Geography of Scarcity
Subject GEOG10001 (2015)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
Total Time Commitment:
Contact Hours: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours per week. It is a hurdle requirement that students attend 8 out of 12 weeks of tutorials. Attendance will be taken.
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This subject explains the physical and social drivers of famines and related crises in social-ecological systems, including the collapse of civilizations and violent conflicts seemingly triggered by scarcity of food, water, and arable land. It proposes theories that explain famines and crises of scarcity, and tests these with evidence and cases studies. In this way the subject introduces key issues, concepts, and theories central to geography, development, and environmental studies. The subject is interdisciplinary, providing student a broad range of knowledge and analytical tools.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students will:
• be capable of thinking critically and analytically
• be capable of testing theories with evidence;
• be capable of writing essays that weigh-up evidence concerning complex physical and social phenomena; and
• be capable of working in groups.
Students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 degree and new degree), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Bachelor of Environments |
Development Studies |
Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major
Environments Discipline subjects
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Feeding the World's Population |
Understanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning
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