Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia
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Subjects may require attendance
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the Asian region
- demonstrate awareness of the critical relationship between cultural and ecological issues
- recognize key concepts and underlying assumptions associated with a range of interpretations of the societies, cultures and ecologies of the Asian region
- analyse the complex relationships between conservation and development policy in contemporary Asia.
- Cultural Ecologies of Traditional Societies in Asia
- Indigenous Minorities and National Development Policies in Asia
- The Tragedy of the Commons - Population and Environment in Asia
- The Green Revolution and Food Security Issues
- The Informal Sector and Urban Development in Asia
- The Marine Environment and Sustainability of Coastal Communities
- Tourism and Sustainable Community Development Issues
- Forest Conservation, Culture and Environmental Services
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Asia is a region of extraordinary cultural and ecological diversity. This subject combines approaches from anthropology, sociology, and ecology to explore the 'traditional' adaptations and 'modern' transformation of cultures in the region.
The impacts of globalisation and development policies on these societies will be considered, with special attention to indigenous minorities and rural communities. The impacts of social and environmental change as a result of the green revolution, population pressure, urbanisation, industrialisation, overfishing, deforestation and tourism will also be addressed.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Presentation (25%)
- Critical Summaries (15%)
- Take Home Review (30%)
- Invigilated Examination (30%)
Textbooks are not required.
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