Environmental Issues in Asia (LTCS2004)
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NOT OFFERED 2010 Focusing on environmental issues in Asia, this course explores cultural aspects of contemporary environmentalism that tend to be absent in current environmental discourse. Although the approaches of Asian nations to these issues are often central to many environmental debates particularly in Australia, they are not well understood and are more often misunderstood, hindering sound management and regional cooperation. In this course, a cross-cultural approach is employed to enable students to develop alternative perspectives to traditionally dominant views. Through a range of practical tasks such as media analysis & case studies as well as literature review & discussion, students will evaluate & clarify their own philosophies & approaches to environmental issues, which will assist in establishing their personal & professional positions.