Courses & Units

Global Political Ecology KGA308

Hobart

Note:

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.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Global Political Ecology
Unit code KGA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Coordinator

Dr A Davison

Teaching staff

Dr A Davison

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

  • 25% level 200 KGA or 25% level 200 in Soc Sci or Humanities or Law or Business

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-hr seminar and 1-hr tutorial weekly (on-campus)

2-hr recorded seminar and 1-hr online learning activities weekly (off-campus)

Assessment

Take-home exam (25%), 2000-word research project (35%), critical inquiry portfolio (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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