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HI5005 - Environmental History

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI2005 HI3005

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
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%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
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.