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CCA3101 Environmental Humanities
Credit Points: 15
Many environmental issues confronting the world today have a human dimension involving people’s relationship with the earth. This unit explores this relationship beginning with a historical account of the cultural construction of nature. The unit then moves to a consideration of landscape aesthetics, focussing particularly on photography, as one of the major ways in which we relate to nature and nature is mediated to us. The unit concludes by looking at Aboriginal Country, bioregion, livelihood and symbiosis as providing alternative, and even oppositional, ways of being and living with the earth that are environmentally sustainable.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAHAEnvironmental Studies Minor
MABUURHumanities and Arts Major
MIAADXMedia and Cultural Studies Minor
MABUTEMedia, Culture and Mass Communications Major
MIAAGAMedia, Culture and Mass Communications Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013