SLE201 - Society and Environment


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQA201
EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE103 or SLE121

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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour online lecture per week.


Complex environmental problems require creative, multidisciplinary approaches, and many environmental professionals argue that the management of those problems is primarily about understanding and working with people. Whatever your interest is, be it coastal planning, wildlife conservation, pollution or waste management, climate change adaptation, or simply linking sustainability with other disciplines, skills in environmental social science will be invaluable for your future career. In this unit we will explore how social science can help us understand diverse socio-economic perspectives on environmental issues; tools for stakeholder and community engagement, conflict and dispute resolution; and how to develop powerful and effective strategies for fostering sustainable behaviours.

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