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Political Ecologies of Development

Undergraduate | TAS-KGA308 | 2024

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14 July 2024
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14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Political Ecologies of Development

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Apply political ecology analysis of social power in environmental systems to develop integrated, evidence-based knowledge about justice, sustainability and development
    2. Investigate the political ecology of energy, food and water resources in diverse places to identify root problems and transformative paths towards just and sustainable forms of development
    3. Communicate political ecology insights through critical, reflective, dialogical, creative, persuasive and ethical forms of academic and professional writing and speaking

Entry requirements


Conditional requisite: one subject (12.5% TAS-KGA level 200 ) or two subjects (25% level 200 in Asian Studies, Ecology and Biological Sciences, Economics, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, International Relations, Law, Management, Politics and Public Policy, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: 40 minute recorded talk (via MyLO), 75 minute seminar and 50 minute tutorial weekly *Please contact the unit coordinator, Aidan (, if you have any queries, including about pre-requisites.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Science (Sustainability)

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