LINC 101

Land, People and Economies

Course overview

This course introduces you to the fundamental principles of people-land relationships, and explores the multiple dimensions including biophysical-ecological, socio-cultural as well as economic contexts.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • restriction Perspectives on the Environment, ERST-101
Credits 15
Domestic fees $816.90

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the biophysical, ecological, social, cultural and economic dimensions that influence relationships between people and land.
  2. Accurately explain the nature of land rights.
  3. Identify and describe major factors that drive land-use change.
  4. Discuss natural resources in the light of their sustainable use and the impacts of their over-exploitation.
  5. Locate and evaluate information from a range of disciplinary perspectives to assess and respond to a land-based issue.
  6. Communicate your understanding of land issues in a range of media formats.
  7. Apply interpersonal skills, including an ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities.
  8. Demonstrate that you appreciate multiple perspectives (including your own) regarding people-land relationships.
  9. Display appropriate organisation and time management skills in your study, blended learning and delivery of assignments.
  10. Build a basis for independent, life-long learning.

Course examiners

Shannon Page

Dr Shannon Page

Head of Department

Department of Environmental Management

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Tom Maxwell

Dr Thomas M R Maxwell


Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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