Clayton First semester 2008 (Evening)
People's approaches to environmental issues (what they see as problems and what they see as solutions) vary widely based on worldviews, assumptions, and value systems. This unit develops students' capacity to critically evaluate differing ideological, philosophical, and disciplinary approaches to environment and sustainability, such as positivistic science, technology, systems theory, social ecology, indigenous worldviews, deep ecology, bioregionalism, poststructuralism, neoliberalism, and sustainability science. Throughout, it will explore the implications of these approaches for policymaking, disciplinary research, environmental management, and political processes and action.
Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to demonstrate:
Reading commentaries 1000 words 20%, Oral presentation (debate participation) Equivalent to 500 words 20%, Short essay 1000 words 20%, Critical research essay 2000 words 40%
One 2 hour seminar per week