ENM433 People in the Global Environment (8)

This subject critically examines the key issues and links between economic development and sustainable development in a global context, using case studies in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region. It looks at the complex interactions between the major social, environmental and economic dimensions including the variable nature of the impacts of development, with some environments and people suffering under our current approach to economic development. Finally this subject explores the strategies for managing the interactions and tensions between the social, economic and environmental dimensions and debates around these 'solutions'. The subject has no residential school. Upon completion, students will be able to actively and expertly contribute to conversations and debates on a range of key global environmental issues.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENM433. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have an in-depth understanding of the three major dimensions to our livelihoods in a global environment: the world's population, the natural environment, and economic development
  • be able to analyse and coherently discuss complex interactions between the major social, environmental and economic dimensions
  • be able to critically analyse the main debates and rationales associated with use and protection of natural resources
  • be able to analyse and appraise the range of strategies being implemented globally that seek to balance human development with natural resource management;
  • be able to actively contribute to analytical conversations on key global environmental issues

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The three major dimensions to our livelihoods in a global environment: the world's population, the natural environment, and economic development
  • The complex interactions between the major social, environmental and economic dimensions
  • Strategies for managing the interactions and tensions between the social, economic and environmental dimensions.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENM433 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Essay: prescribed topic
35
2
Documentary: self-selected topic
35
3
Participation in subject forum
30

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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