ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AGR3ENV

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with the theoretical background and conceptual framework to undertake a critical analysis of selected contemporary issues in environmental management and conservation. In this subject students will explore theories and approaches to sustainable development and environmental management of resources; the relationships between resource systems in terms of ecological, economic, social, philosophical, and ethical dimensions; and research methods in contemporary resource management in a variety of contexts. Students will investigate policy and practice relating to water resources, land degradation and management. With environmental management a global issue, within this context students will explore conflict resolution, public participation, industrial and governmental partnerships.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnalytical measurements in aquatic environmentsRecommendedNamiesnik, J & Szefer, P 2010CRC PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.
ReadingsAquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospectsRecommendedPolunin, V 2008CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.
ReadingsAustralian saltmarsh ecologyRecommendedSaintilan, N 2009CSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.
ReadingsEcology of aquatic systemsRecommendedDobson, M & Frid, C 2009OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.
ReadingsMarine ecologyRecommendedConnell, S & Gillanders, B 2007OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.
ReadingsStream ecology: structure and function of running watersRecommendedAllan, J & Castillo, M 20072ND EDN, SPRINGER, DORDRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS.
ReadingsWater management in arid and semi arid regions: interdisciplinary perspectivesRecommendedKoundouri-Pitts, P, Karousakis, K, Assimacopoulos, D, Jeffrey, P & Lange, M 2006EDWARD ELGAR, CHELTENHAM, UK.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe theories of environmental management and their application to issues and problems

Activities:
Case studies and group exercises will be used in this subject for students to investigate current environmental and food production issues. An example might be the Murray Darling Catchment Plan. Students will be encouraged to work in teams to determine and justify evidence-based solutions to these issues and present these to their peers and industry practitioners. Students will have the opportunity to review and critique other student's work. There will be little lecture-based material - students will consolidate their learning from previous subjects and present a report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Describe water management practices and apply to remedy environmental problems

Activities:
Case studies and group exercises will be used in this subject for students to investigate current environmental and food production issues. An example might be the Murray Darling Catchment Plan. Students will be encouraged to work in teams to determine and justify evidence-based solutions to these issues and present these to their peers and industry practitioners. Students will have the opportunity to review and critique other student's work. There will be little lecture-based material - students will consolidate their learning from previous subjects and present a report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Analyse international and national water resources policies and identify possible applications in a local context

Activities:
Case studies and group exercises will be used in this subject for students to investigate current environmental and food production issues. An example might be the Murray Darling Catchment Plan. Students will be encouraged to work in teams to determine and justify evidence-based solutions to these issues and present these to their peers and industry practitioners. Students will have the opportunity to review and critique other student's work. There will be little lecture-based material - students will consolidate their learning from previous subjects and present a report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

04. Identify principles of conflict management and apply to resource conflicts

Activities:
Case studies and group exercises will be used in this subject for students to investigate current environmental and food production issues. An example might be the Murray Darling Catchment Plan. Students will be encouraged to work in teams to determine and justify evidence-based solutions to these issues and present these to their peers and industry practitioners. Students will have the opportunity to review and critique other student's work. There will be little lecture-based material - students will consolidate their learning from previous subjects and present a report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignments (2 x 1000 words)50 01, 02, 04
Environment management plan (1500 words) Environment management plan (1500 words)30 01, 03, 04
Tutorial Presentations (2 x 15 minutes)20 01, 03