Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and native animals until the 1970s. It assesses the effects of agriculture, pastoralism, mining, forestry and introduced animals, and of pollution arising from urbanisation and industry. It traces the rise of an environmental consciousness with the establishment of national parks and nature reserves, the development of ideas about wilderness, conservation, and preservation, and the emergence of the green movement. Students gain an understanding of key environmental debates and of environmental history as an interdisciplinary field of study.
HTA271: 2,500-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)
HTA371: 3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)
int: 2 lectures weekly and one tutorial fortnightly;
dist ed: instructional package and study school
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Flexible scheduling - H,L,W,I,N Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.