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Area/Catalogue
ENVT 1013

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
008664

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

This course provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to understand and critically evaluate
environmental problems and issues, with particular reference to climate change. It uses both a local and global
scale to examine relationships between society and our environment. The course aims to promote a sense of personal responsibility towards the attainment of just and sustainable societies and to develop critical thinking skills to assist in this process.

Course content

The concept of sustainability, the role of society in environmental problems and their solutions, conservation psychology, implications of climate change on a local and global scale, circular economies, ecological economics.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Field Placement (Field work) 3 hours x 1 week

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 1500-2000 words equivalent 20% N/A
Case study 1500-2000 words per student 40% 30 minutes per group
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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