ALL381 - Nature, Climate, Transformation

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

One English -  Literature unit at second year level

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class (online), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class (online) per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent per week

Content

Extreme weather events, choking pollution and the destruction of habitat, climate refugees and the struggle to end our reliance on fossil fuels: these are just some of the issues raised by writers who take nature, climate and the environment as the central focus of their work. In this unit students will engage with a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to explore the ways in which writers are confronting the human exploitation of nature that has led to the current climate crisis, and advocating a transformation of the relationship between humans and the environment. Students will learn to identify key conventions and concerns of historical and contemporary ecocritical texts, as well as respond to prominent debates and discourses around environmental politics and activism, including the role of literary texts.

Unit Fee Information

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