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History of economy and environment (6 points)


Leader: Professor Tony Dingle

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: An historical overview of environmental change resulting from human agency. How different economic systems have used the physical environment as a resource base, and the consequences of various patterns of use. A brief study of the economic-environmental relationships found in hunter-gatherer, agrarian and industrial economies is followed by a more extended examination of environmental change and attempts at environmental management in Australia during the last century and a half

Assessment: Written (3000-word essay): 40% + Class papers: 20% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 3-hour lecture per week

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