* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
DESCRIPTION Introduces students to the sociology of nature and provides a solid understanding of human relations with the natural world. The unit covers three broad areas. First, global variations in human relations with the natural world, including cultural, religious and mythic dimensions. Second, historical changes, with particular emphasis on modernisation processes in the West. Third, theoretical perspectives that explain the social inundation of human relations with the natural world. Topics will include: a comparative analysis of hunters and gatherers, pastoralists and agriculturalists; nature, religion and myth; food and culture; nature and gender, the romantic movement and social Darwinism, environmentalism, wilderness and city natures, animal sentiments, risk and rights, nature and modernity and posthumanist perspectives.
Level 200: 500 word assignment or equivalent (10%), 2,500 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (50%)
Level 300: 500 word assignment or equivalent (10%), 3,000 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Internal: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly Distance: web based delivery and 2 optional study schools
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L,W,I,N Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)
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