AIS3034 - Environment and Society in Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

By examining how the environment and society interact in the context of Asia, this course will take students to explore the multi-disciplinary environmental studies, in particular environmental sociology, in both theory and practice. Through discovery-enriched approaches, learning activities will provide students with different chances to analyze various efforts by Asian stakeholders (state, NGO, industry, civil society, etc) to tackle severe environmental challenges. Students will develop case profiles that link theory with empirical studies and present their own understandings in class discussion both individually and as a group. They will also learn how to analyze relationship between economic growth, international trade, transition in life styles, energy shortage, environmental degradation, institutional transition, and social development.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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