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Australia: Environmental History - HSTY3708

Year - 2020

This unit offers students the opportunity to understand the environmental history of Australia in a way that will deepen their understanding of contemporary debates around environmental issues. What is environmental history? How did Indigenous ideas of country differ from settler concepts of the environment? What is the historical importance of the environment to ideas of belonging and national identity? What of the history of fire and drought? How, when and why did an environmental consciousness emerge in Australia?

2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week.

1x3500wd major research essay (75%), 1x1000wd literature review (25%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in the History major


HSTY 2615


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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