Environmental Inquiry, Sustainability and Communities

    Unit code: SSM3101 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    St Albans
    SOL1001 - Natural Environments 1 and
    SOL1002 - Safety in Natural Environments
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit provides the opportunity through the use of integrated field based practicum to develop ethical understanding of current social and environmental issue and trends. This is done through applying a range of place based learning and leadership frameworks and analysing their own environmental and leadership understanding. The impact of their new understanding will be considered on both local and global levels. Feedback is provided to students both formally and informally via assessment, peer and teacher discussion.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Analyse their personal relationship with urban and non-urban environments with responsibility and accountability;
    2. Critically evaluate the breadth of human relationships and their connections with urban and non-urban environments in Australia and globally;
    3. Investigate ecological relationships within different environments;
    4. Resolve complex problems and adapt understandings of environmental interpretation in proposed solutions; and
    5. Identify different ecological cycles and the intricacies of balancing individual and public good.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 30%
    Practical skills and field teaching
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 50%
    Written assignments
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Environmental reflection presentation

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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