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IDA4130 - Sustainability and Development

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Craig Thorburn


Not offered in 2007


This unit introduces students to the issues, theory and practice of sustainable development and natural resources management. Topics covered include: Conceptualising Sustainable Development; Political Ecology of Property Regimes and Natural Resources; Field-Based Practice; and Sustainability and Institutional Practice.


Students will understand a wide range of issues and conflicts associated with natural resources management and sustainability; employ a range of analytical frameworks for understanding the links between political economy of development and ecological change; research and analyse the environmental, social and economic sustainability of development projects; understand and have a critical appreciation of alternative approaches to sustainable development.


Reading diary 3000 words 25%, Analytical essay 6000 words 75%

Contact hours

Four 8-hour modules


Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in IDEA (Program for organisational clients of Monash International)