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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Aims to introduce students to theories addressing the interactions of nature and culture. Primarily the subject proposes to engage in environmental and ecological issues and discourses from the perspective of cultural studies. Students will explore the relationship between the human and non-human in respect to their socio-cultural and activist implications.

Unit content

Module 1: Ecoculture: An overview

Module 2: Self, identity, place

Module 3: Ethics and politics

Module 4: Ecoracism and indigeneity

Module 5: Sustainability

Module 6: Contestation

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 discuss the defining features of contemporary ecocultural studies
2 identify and critically discuss the intersections of culture and ecology/environment
3 apply disciplinary terms and/or approaches in the study of ecoculture
4 conduct an analysis of culture and ecology/environment

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the defining features of contemporary ecocultural studies
  2. identify and critically discuss the intersections of culture and ecology/environment
  3. apply disciplinary terms and/or approaches in the study of ecoculture
  4. conduct an analysis of culture and ecology/environment

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.