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GEOG 2139 - Environmental Management

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GEST 2039, GEST 2002 or GEST 3002
Assessment: Tutorial participation and exercises (20%), 2000 word essay (40%), exam (40%)
Syllabus:

The course will provide a critical survey of the contemporary field of environmental policy, planning and management in the Australian and international contexts. The course is centrally concerned with understanding deliberate efforts to translate environmental knowledge into action in order to achieve particular outcomes in the way landscapes, societies and/or natural ecosystems are used and managed. It will also consider how the objectives for land and resource use are shaped, fashioned and contested in democratic and non-democratic settings. The course will introduce students to the dominant management models that have been applied historically. This work will set the scene for an analysis of contemporary approaches to environmental policy making, planning and management. The course will critically examine contemporary thinking on these environmental themes including: sustainable use practices, political-ecology, decentralised environmental management, NGO and community-based approaches, social learning, and regional and urban planning. A feature of the course's examination of contemporary approaches will be in-depth critical analyses of prominent cases of environmental management, including Regional Forest Agreements and the Murray Darling Basin Authority in the Australian context, and the emerging international environmental challenges for climate change adaptation, agro-ecosystems, biodiversity conservation and megacities.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10588 LE01 84 27 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10590 TU04 21 2 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10591 TU03 21 8 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10592 TU02 21 12 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10593 TU01 21 5 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room