Topic: human and environment
Major Assignment Information Sheet
The aim of this assignment is to get you thinking more deeply about the relationship between humans and their environment. As a starting point, reflect on the following contentious statement:
Humans, in general, merely react to their environmental context.
Develop a response to the above statement, considering how theories or perspectives discussed in the unit inform your response. Then, consider a filmed example of a human-environment interaction and discuss the footage in view of your response to the statement. Complete within 1,100 words.
After considering your overall perspective on the above statement, your primary task is to construct an argument that conveys this perspective. Your secondary task is to explore the issues or implications raised by the perspective you express in your argument. That is, you must come to a clear perspective on the topic with a view to exploring the wider issues and implications of your perspective.
As a starting point to working out your overall perspective, you might consider rephrasing the statement as a question: ?do humans merely react to their environments?? In answering this question, identify what reasoning is involved in your response (is it an intuitive response, based on your own experiences? Elaborate on this. Is it informed by what you?ve learned in the unit? Again, elaborate on this line of reasoning.) Then, ask what you think are the most important implications of your response ? what does it mean if we are simply reactive, or instead if we have a conscious role in shaping our relationship with the environment? The way that you answer these questions will inform the overall argument you should be striving to make in the essay.