6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
- The unit includes an international field tripfield trip (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/ges/ats3553apg4553/) component that requires an application to be enrolled and may incur additional cost.
- The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
The unit explores the concepts of regional development and sustainability, and draws attention to the practical constraints and issues associated with translating such concepts into regional policy and practice. Field-study takes place in South Africa and includes focus on topics such as: effects of commercial agriculture on soil and water quality; transnational water-sharing and flood management; ecotourism and conservation in nature parks; urbanisation, transportation and migration in environment-industry corridors; environmental education, health, and local ecological management.
By the end of the unit, students are expected to have:
- Knowledge on varied social and resource dimensions of problems associated with regional sustainability;
- Ability to identify, describe, and interpret the concept of regional sustainability in the context of a developing country;
- Practical skills and field-based experience for research and policy formulation for sustainable regional development.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement. + Additional requirements + International fieldtrip
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Geography and environmental science - South Africa
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two units in Human geography.