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Advanced Research in Environmental Studies - ENVI4101

Year - 2020

Environmental Studies is a multi-disciplinary field of research interested in the co-production of the environment by humans and the natural world. In this unit of study you will gain deep insight into the major pathways that guide research in this field. In the first section of this unit, you will engage in active debate with teaching staff and fellow students about key ideas, and methodologies in environmental studies, and how they influence the ways in which environmental research is positioned within society. This will extend the knowledge you have gained from your previous undergraduate studies in this area. In the second section of the unit, you will participate in a reading club with fellow students to systematically review core research contributions in this field. This will provide the breadth of knowledge that will enable you to undertake advanced, original research in this complex, inter-disciplinary area.

Classes
lecture/seminar for 9 hours over three weeks, 2 day retreat, 10 hours journal club/reading exercise

Assessment
major essay 4,000 words (40%), group presentation (20%), literature review 1, 500 words (40%)

Assumed knowledge
Have a broad understanding of fundamental concepts in natural and social sciences, and how these apply to practice, policies and institutions relevant to environment issues; be able to collate, synthesise and critically evaluate information in environmental studies from relevant sources.

Details

Faculty: Science

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Intensive September

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 11 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jeffrey Neilson
HECS Band: 2
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