ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

PLA5ESI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Decision-makers in government, international corporations, and non-government aid and development agencies, require structures and approaches that consider the potential impacts of proposed policies and developments on communities. Various policy systems and impact assessment methods and techniques are used to regulate processes and evaluate potential environmental, economic, health, social and cultural consequences of proposed developments - especially for developments that are large scale and located in sensitive areas. Through lectures, seminars and workshops, students will examine the complexity of scoping, developing and implementing impact assessments using a variety of case studies from both Australia and overseas.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA4ESI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental impact assessment in Australia: theory and practice,RecommendedThomas, I.FEDERATION PRESS 1996
ReadingsImpact assessment and sustainable resource mangement,RecommendedSmith, L.G.JOHN WILEY, LONGMAN, BURNT MILL 1993

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess how community and social impact assessment is applied and used in planning practice

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, impact statement report, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Crtitique the influence of science, politics, economics and culture on the evolving nature of environmental and social impact assessment.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Evaluate the major debates debates concerning social and community impact assessment aims, methods, applications, and effectiveness

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, impact statement report, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 7.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"May include fieldwork."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Impact Statement Assessment (2000 words)25 01, 02
LMS discussion posts (minimum 3 posts 250-500 words each)15 02, 03
Policy Impact Statement (2500 words)60 02, 03