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ATS3709

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Narelle Miragliotta

Notes

Previously coded PLT3990

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to environmental politics, focusing on the politicisation of environmental problems. The course is divided into three sections. Part one explores the ideas and values which have informed the environmental debate. Part two examines the evolution and development of environmental groups, such as green political parties and the environmental movement. Part three will consider state responses to environmental problems. Critical attention will be directed to the structural barriers to ecologically sustainable development, and the continuing contradictory environment and development imperatives facing the state.

Assessment

Written work - 90%; Tutorial participation and presentation - 10%

Contact hours

2 hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Politics
International studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in politics or permission.

Prohibitions

ATS2709