Courses & Units

Australian Environmental History HTA271

Introduction

Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and native animals until the 1970s. It assesses the effects of agriculture, pastoralism, mining, forestry and introduced animals, and of pollution arising from urbanisation and industry. It traces the rise of an environmental consciousness with the establishment of national parks and nature reserves, the development of ideas about wilderness, conservation, and preservation, and the emergence of the green movement. Students gain an understanding of key environmental debates and of environmental history as an interdisciplinary field of study.

Summary

Unit name Australian Environmental History
Unit code HTA271
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Associate Professor S Petrow

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090305

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

O Campus:    2 lectures weekly and one tutorial fortnightly;

Off Campus:   instructional package and study school

Assessment

On Campus:

2,500-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

Off Campus:

2,500-word essay (40%), 500-word minor assignment (10%), 2-hr exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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