units

ATS3553

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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

Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Human Geography

Coordinator(s)

TBA

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Notes

The unit includes an international field tripfield trip (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/ges/ats3553apg4553/) component that requires an application to be enrolled and may incur additional cost.

Synopsis

The unit explores the concepts of regional development and sustainability, and draws attention to the practical constraints and issues associated with translating such concepts into regional policy and practice. Field-study takes place in South Africa and includes focus on topics such as: effects of commercial agriculture on soil and water quality; transnational water-sharing and flood management; ecotourism and conservation in nature parks; urbanisation, transportation and migration in environment-industry corridors; environmental education, health, and local ecological management.

Outcomes

By the end of the unit, students are expected to have:

  1. Knowledge on varied social and resource dimensions of problems associated with regional sustainability;
  2. Ability to identify, describe, and interpret the concept of regional sustainability in the context of a developing country;
  3. Practical skills and field-based experience for research and policy formulation for sustainable regional development.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • International fieldtrip

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

TBA

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two units in Human geography.

Prohibitions