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ENM433 People in the Global Environment (8)

Abstract

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.
 

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Session 1
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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

The 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.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.