This interdisciplinary unit can be taken as an elective for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Asian Studies, Economics, English, Fine and Performing Arts, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and Sociology. Please consult the unit coordinator Dr Aidan Davison for information.
Political ecology is a diverse field of scholarship, activism and professional practice that brings together the goals of social justice and environmental sustainability. Analysing nature and society as one system, you will explore concerns about the scarcity, distribution, control and management of natural resources in the context of economic and political inequity between the 'global north' and the 'global south'. You investigate the political economy of food, water and energy resources, to unpack global power relations and to chart pathways towards sustainable, equitable and decent livelihoods and lifestyles around the world. The skills and knowledge you develop in the unit can be applied to careers in public, private and civil sectors related to policy, politics and management at the intersection of environment and development issues.
|Unit name||Global Political Ecology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
Dr A Davison
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $1,969.00||090309|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
- 25% level 200 KGA or 25% level 200 in Soc Sci or Humanities or Law or Business
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2-hr seminar and 1-hr tutorial weekly (on-campus)
2-hr recorded seminar and 1-hr online learning activities weekly (off-campus)
Take-home exam (25%), 2000-word research project (35%), critical inquiry portfolio (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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