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Ecopsychology and Cultural ChangeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101652.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sally Gillespie

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. Ecopsychology is concerned with the relationship between human consciousness, human actions and environmental issues. It seeks to understand the sources, both phenomenological and socio-cultural, of the disjuncture between nature and psyche and to develop possibilities for personal and cultural re-connection and healing. Through applying experiential methods, critical inquiry and engagement with ecopsychological writings, students develop their awareness of "self", "nature", "culture" and explore the dynamics between them. The unit incorporates perspectives on ecological identity, ecospirituality and sense of place as ways of re-imagining the human-nature relationship and effecting ecologically-oriented change.

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