This course looks at the heavy footprint humans have placed on Planet Earth. We address, in turn, the main components of the habitable parts of the planet and examine the fundamental, natural processes within each. With this grounding we then superimpose the impact of indigenous people, and the excesses of post-industrial humanity, upon the Earth to reveal the consequences of the activities of modern society. The course emphasizes that environmental sustainability requires an understanding, not only of the processes that can be identified today, but the rate, sequence and nature of changes which have taken place in our recent past. Further, that environmental sustainability demands consideration, not only of environmental processes, but also the social and political constraints to change.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 179kB).
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Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount