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SLE201 - Society and Environment

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQA201

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kelly Miller

Prerequisite:

SLE103 or SLE121

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in M348, S393, S398.  Please note that entry to this unit for all other students is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

*This unit is delivered via CloudDeakin together with a weekly one hour campus class at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit takes an holistic approach to the social and institutional context of the environmental sciences, examining environmental issues from the perspectives of government, industry, communities and individuals. Social research methods are explained and assessed; and the human dimensions (values, attitudes, behaviours) of environmental issues are examined. Tools and strategies for fostering environmentally sustainable behaviours, resolving environmental conflicts and disputes and participating effectively in decision-making processes are examined. Key themes will be developed and explored using case studies drawn from Australia and overseas.

Assessment

Social research project 35%, behaviour change program 35%, online discussion 10%, online test 20%

Unit Fee Information

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