Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Haripriya Rangan


Previously coded IDA5130


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.


Written work: 75% (4000 words)
Oral presentation: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Haripriya Rangan

Contact hours

2 hour seminar and 1 hour tutorial per week