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ACS2122 Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment
Credit Points: 15
This unit investigates ecological explanations of cultural diversity, differing notions of sustainable development, and the ecological and spiritual interrelationship integral to Indigenous cultures. Students study traditional and contemporary Indigenous relations with the environment, paying particular attention to spirituality, fire and land management, analyse the convergences and divergences between Indigenous environmental perspectives and the environment movement, and explore current issues and artforms linking Aboriginal people and the environment.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y18Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
K57Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
Y39Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)
G87Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology)
MAAABQEnvironmental and Physical Planning Major
MAAACQEnvironmental Planning Major
MIAAHAEnvironmental Studies Minor
MIAACJIndigenous Planning Minor
MIAABRIndigenous Studies Minor
MIAAHMIndigenous Studies Minor
MABUTYSocial Science Education Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012