A History of Nature (2059LHS)

This course charts the origins and history of ecological attitudes from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It focuses chiefly on changing ideas of nature in early modern Europe, but explores the global and colonial aspects of these new perceptions, ranging across a variety of historical and geographical contexts, including early America, British India and colonial Australia. Among other topics, the course examines the romanticisation of New World nature; the rise of picturesque landscape taste; the growth of 'nature' tourism; the recognition of animal rights; the interaction between European and non-European understandings of nature; and the birth of conservationist ideas and practices. At the same time, it also explores the complex relationship between ecological attitudes, processes and actions, showing how the emergence of new ideas of nature influenced, and were influenced by, environmental transformations, from climate change to deforestation.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (17586) Open Thursday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G11 4.29
Learning Commons
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (17831) Open Thursday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G40 4.113
Griffith Health Centre
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (17587) Thursday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G11 4.29
Learning Commons
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (17588) Open Tuesday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N63 0.01
Business 3 Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (17846) Open Tuesday 18:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N78 -1.13
Sir Samuel Griffith Building
Nathan Campus
Tutorial (17589) Open Tuesday 17:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N78 -1.12
Sir Samuel Griffith Building
Nathan Campus