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.
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.
|Unit name||Political Ecologies of Development|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
A/Prof 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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|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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
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25% level 200 KGA or 25% level 200 in Social Science or Life Science 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|
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