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Unit description

Aims to introduce students to theories addressing the interactions of nature and culture. Primarily the subject proposes to engage in environmental and ecological issues and discourses from the perspective of cultural studies. Students will explore the relationship between the human and non-human in respect to their socio-cultural and activist implications.

Unit content

Module 1: Ecoculture: An overview

Module 2: Self, identity, place

Module 3: Ethics and politics

Module 4: Ecoracism and indigeneity

Module 5: Sustainability

Module 6: Contestation

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the defining features of contemporary ecocultural studies Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2identify and critically discuss the intersections of culture and ecology/environment Ethical practiceLifelong learning
3apply disciplinary terms and/or approaches in the study of ecoculture Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4conduct an analysis of culture and ecology/environment Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the defining features of contemporary ecocultural studies
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify and critically discuss the intersections of culture and ecology/environment
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. apply disciplinary terms and/or approaches in the study of ecoculture
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. conduct an analysis of culture and ecology/environment
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (12)
Assessment
Discussion activities20%
Essay30%
Project50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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