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Natures-Cultures - MECO340

While we often think of culture as something that distinguishes humans from the natural world, today the lines between nature and culture, biology and technology, humans and other species are increasingly difficult to draw. Bringing together perspectives from the environmental humanities, media and cultural studies, feminist philosophy and the creative arts, this unit gives students a vocabulary to reflect on their entanglements with a more-than-human world. How are other species, environments and planetary processes such as climate change represented by different cultures, the media and before the law? Is culture a uniquely human phenomenon, or are there non-human modes of agency, community, language, technology and artistic expression? How might these nature-culture entanglements come to matter - ethically, imaginatively and ecologically?

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ian Collinson



ENGL332 or GEOP340 or ANTH304 or POL397 or SOC350 or SOC302 or GEOP380 or (3cp in CUL or ICOM or MAS or MECO or MMCS or MUS units at 300 level)

NCCW(s): CUL323
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

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