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Human Behaviour and Environment (ENST20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeENST20001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
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This subject explores psychological and social dimensions of environmental sustainability and landscape and ecosystem management. The subject examines the ways humans experience, interact and behave in the physical environment. This is done by exploring psycho-social dimensions of human-environment interactions examining frameworks for understanding environmental concern and environmentally significant behaviour. Topics include: psychological bases for human-environment relationships (considering biological and cognitive needs, social identity and other forms of motivation); frameworks for understanding attitudes to environmental issues and for understanding environmentally significant behaviour; strategies for enhancing, awareness, concern and action for sustainability.

Generic skills

  • Moderate capacity to interpret and apply information from a range of sources to better understand human behaviour.
  • High level written communication.
  • Moderate level ability to synthesise data with other information.
  • Basic skills in social research, and particularly qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Moderate level ability to apply theory to practice

Last updated: 12 December 2018