Courses & Units

Political Ecologies of Development KGA308

Hobart

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This interdisciplinary unit can be taken as an elective for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Asian Studies, Ecology (biological sciences), Economics, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, International Relations, Law, Management, Politics and Public Policy, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. Please consult the unit coordinator for information.

Introduction

Political ecology is a diverse area of study, professional practice and activism that integrates issues of social justice, environmental sustainability and social development. Political ecology seeks explanations of root causes and transformative solutions. Analysing nature and society as one system and employing case studies from around the world, you will: investigate environmental issues in light of questions about political power;  examine the political economy of food, water and energy resources;  unpack global power relations between ’developed' and 'developing' societies; and chart paths towards sustainable, equitable and decent futures. The skills of inquiry and knowledge you develop are applicable to careers in government, business and civil society at the intersection of development and environment concerns.

Summary

Unit name Political Ecologies of Development
Unit code KGA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator

A/Prof A Davison

Teaching staff

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Fees

Domestic

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Requisites

Prerequisites

    25% level 200 KGA or 25% level 200 in Social Science or Life Science 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

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