Environmental Sustainability and Socio-economic Values

SFS 3021

Environmental Sustainability and Socio-economic Values

4 credits

This course explores the contemporary environmental and sustainability issues and also touches broadly on the historical, social-cultural, economic and political factors that determine the use of natural resources, with particular emphasis on, but not limited to, the Wet Tropics of Australia. Topics to be covered in this course include; environmentalism, sustainable food production and livelihoods, the impact of human activities on terrestrial and marine biomes, conservation conflicts, resource governance and so on. In addition, students will be introduced to social science research methods, while a visit to a local Aboriginal community will help them gain a better understanding of the first Australian’s enviro-cultural heritage values.

Throughout the course students will be introduced to, and are expected to gain hands-on experience on social research techniques.

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Rainforest to Reef

14 Weeks
16 Credits
Spring 2024
Jan 30 - May 3
In the Field
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 8
Filling Fast
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 2