Changing our Climate: Past and Future

SOC30020 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


50 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

This unit seeks to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the societal trajectory that has led to the environmental crisis of climate change, and an understanding of innovative and creative solutions that are taking place in order to build future resilience in response to climate change. Through an exploration of this content, students shall further their skills in critical thinking, theoretical analysis, research and future problem solving.

Unit learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Develop a familiarity with high quality academic and grey literature environmental sources to ensure that research is informed by contemporary debates and current local and international policy.
2. Conduct analysis informed by contemporary and relevant theoretical approaches to addressing environmental issues.
3. Creatively and innovatively develop future problem solving strategies informed by evidence that have the capacity to generate future resilience in the face of climate change.
4. Engage in written or verbal communication that conveys the complexity of environmental literature, theory, and policy clearly.
5. Critically engage with environmental literature, theory, and policy.

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