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Environment and Knowledge (HPSC90010)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHPSC90010
Semester 1
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This subject examines various ways of knowing the environment. Students develop an understanding of the unprecedented transformation in the environment, the sciences, and in politics around environment and knowledge across the twentieth century. As part of their assessment students will study the knowledge practices of a particular environmental organisation becoming sensitised to historical, political and cultural influences on environmental knowledge.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • become aware of new understandings of knowledge that are developing in response to the perceived complexity of environmental knowledge
  • Become acquainted with theories and concepts that will enable them to think critically about characteristics that are required for efficacious environmental knowledge.

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • Students will develop skills in critical ethnographic practice
  • Students will develop advanced skills in narrative research methods, writing, and making oral presentations.

Last updated: 14 August 2019