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.
LOCATING ECOCULTURAL STUDIES
Cycle 1: Ecocultural theoretical alternatives
- Environmental ethics and cultural studies
- The nature of politics/the politics of nature
Cycle 2: Geographies of identity
- Intersections of identity with approaches to nature
- What's 'natural'?
Cycle 3: Geographies of power and resistance
Cycle 4: Practising theory
- Sites of contestation
- Active(ist) bodies
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of an ecocultural approach to contemporary theory and culture||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||apply ecocultural principles to an analysis of specific cultural texts||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||interrogate approaches to culture in which considerations of nature are absent||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||recognise some of the differences in the relation between nature and culture among different cultural and social groups within Australia||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||critique a range of approaches to 'nature' with relevant theoretical, activist, ethical and practical insights||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate a deeper analysis and consideration of localised practices in the context of these insights.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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