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.
 

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
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.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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

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