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SLE201 - Society and Environment

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kelly Miller


SLE103 or SLE121


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:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.  Students are also required to attend 1 x 1 hour class per week at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus.


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.


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

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