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Energy, Environment Infrastructure (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Frank Fisher

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: From a rudimentary introduction to the scientific framework of energy and the thinking behind analyses of social (ie. all anthropogenic) phenomena for their social constructions, the course offers a comprehensive insight into: a)environmental consequences of current energy use in the industrialised world and, b)the material infrastructural underpinnings of that current energy use. Beyond this the course offers a critical understanding of c)consequences of industrialised society energy demands for social infrastructure ("social capital") and of d)opportunities to reduce these demands (and their environmental consequences) while enhancing social capital and flexibility.

Assessment: Two essay reports (1000 words each): 40% + Ten minute presentation: 10% + Essay report (2500 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week and 2 hour equivalent excursions

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