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GYM4330 - Field Studies in Regional Sustainability

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Priya Rangan and Christain Kull


Clayton First semester 2007 (Flexible)


This unit explores the concepts of regional development and sustainability, and draws attention to the practical constraints and issues associated with translating such concepts into regional policy and practice. Field-study takes place in South Africa and includes focus on topics such as: effects of commercial agriculture on soil and water quality; transnational water-sharing and flood management; ecotourism and conservation in nature parks; urbanisation, transportation and migration in environment-industry corridors; environmental education, health, and local ecological management.


Field-study journal (3000 words): 35%
Oral presentation: 20%
Final research or development project proposal (5000 words): 45%

Contact hours

Intensive field-based unit


Preferably 12 to 18 points of human geography or permission