Environment and Society - ARTS1240

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Environmental Humanities

This course introduces students to the cultural and political dimensions of some of the key environmental issues of our day. From climate change and biodiversity loss, to toxic waste and genetically modified organisms, all of these environmental issues are unavoidably entangled with human societies, beliefs and values. Through a range of case studies, the course introduces students to a diverse set of tools and approaches to better understand these ‘human dimensions’ of environmental issues.

Environment and Society is the gateway for the Environmental Humanities major but can also be taken as an elective.


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