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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Christian Kull


National and international conflicts over the use of natural resources, eg. rainforest destruction, land degradation, pressure on water supplies and common property resources. Analysis of resource disputes, including socio-political aspects and debate over causes and trajectories. Different management approaches used to solve environmental problems, e.g. role of the state, communities, protected areas, and indigenous people.


Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to:

  1. Analyze the theoretical and empirical bases of resource management issues

  1. Appreciate the complex, intertwined nature of ecological, social, and political factors underlying resource management issues

  1. Recognize, apply, and distinguish between the main explanatory theories

  1. Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to resource management issues in good quality writing.


Written work: 55% (2500 words)
Tutorial participation: 25%
Test: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Christian Kull

Contact hours

3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Geography and environmental science (ARTS)


A second-year sequence in geography or permission