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HI5005 - Regional Environmental History

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject examines the environmental history of Australia and the broader Pacific. The comparative aspect of the 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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI2005 HI3005

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Claire Brennan
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 12 hours on-campus > Tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (25%); (major essay - documentary analysis) (40%); centrally-administered final exam (25%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Claire Brennan
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 12 hours on-campus > Tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.