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HI2005 - Environmental History

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Enrolment is this subject is available to all students.

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

  • to appreciate the historical ramifications of divergent attitudes to the natural environment, both between cultures and through time;
  • to understand key historical debates in the field as they relate specifically to this region;
  • to acquire familiarity with the diverse range of methodologies employed by environmental historians;
  • to develop a framework for considering the relationship between society and environment.
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 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%); (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%); (15%).

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.