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IDA5130 - Environmental Revolutions

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Priya Rangan


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit explores the ways in which ideas about human-environment relations have revolutionised theories, practices and politics of international development and global environmental change. It explores the major historical and contemporary debates in the natural and social sciences concerning nature and human economy and the evolution of current thinking and approaches to environmental sustainability. Contemporary perspectives such as feminist approaches to ecology, varieties of environmentalism in the South, environmental racism, and eco-trading are incorporated in these discussions.


Critical reading diary (200 words per week): 30%
Seminar/tutorial presentation (20 - 25 minutes): 20%
Review essay (2500 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar and 1 hour tutorial per week