JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

HI2005 - Australasian Environmental History

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

SP1 in 2018

This subject examines the environmental history of Australia and the broader Pacific. The comparative aspect of this course will identify which differences and which similarities between physical environment and human culture are significant in the environmental histories of these places. In addition, the course will include analysis of the local environment by examining the particulars of human settlement in North and Far North Queensland.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the diverse range of methodologies employed by environmental historians;
  • Develop a framework for considering the relationship between society and the environment;
  • Evaluate the historical ramifications of divergent attitudes to the natural environment both between cultures and between times;
  • Appraise historical debates in environmental history and apply them to tropical Australia.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI3005 HI5005

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Janice Wegner.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (25%); major essay (40%); centrally-administered final exam (25%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coord/Lect: Dr Janice Wegner.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (25%); major essay (40%); centrally-administered final exam (25%).

      External, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (25%); major essay (40%); centrally-administered final exam (25%).

        Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.