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GCST3638: Nature, Culture, Power

Understanding our place in a changing environment is a 21st century priority. This unit uses feminist, decolonising, and multispecies, frameworks to explore our contemporary environmental crisis. Drawing on examples such as climate change, toxic contamination, resource extraction, and biodiversity loss, this unit examines the material and conceptual links between human and non-human natures, and cultural, political, economic and social forces.

Code GCST3638
Academic unit Gender and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or Gender Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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GCST2631

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and explain key theories and concepts in the environmental humanities that pertain to the human dimensions of contemporary environmental issues
  • LO2. apply these concepts and theories to case studies and examples of environmental issues in personal, Australian, and transnational contexts
  • LO3. identify and critique the presentation of environmental problems as value-neutral
  • LO4. identify, research, and critically analyse a specific environmental issue using theories and concepts learned in this unit, and to produce a grounded and convincing argument vis-a-vis this issue
  • LO5. communicate research in scholarly written text and oral presentation (in tutorial discussions)

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.