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Transitions to Post Carbon Society (BRD206)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit presents a range of discipline perspectives on how cities and regions may function after the Age of Oil. How will different parts of the world look without dependency on fossil fuels as the primary energy source? Post carbon societies will be varied and disciplinary perspectives blurred. Students will engage with the political economy of cultural and institutional challenges of transition, use creative problem-solving techniques to develop scenarios for different societies and compare different technologies in various industry sectors.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Other Learning Experiences One site visit off-campus by car pooling or public transport to a town hall and community project.
Assessment Written project proposal Individual (1000 words) 20%
Workshop participation Group 20%
Written essay Group (1500 words/student) 30%
Written exam Individual 30%
Prerequisites 100-level Breadth Unit.
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