ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AGR3ENV

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject will provide you with the theoretical background and conceptual framework to undertake a critical analysis of selected contemporary issues in environmental management and conservation. In this subject you 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. You will investigate policy and practice relating to water resources, land degradation and management. With environmental management a global issue, within this context you will explore conflict resolution, public participation, industrial and governmental partnerships. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

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:
Lectures/flipped class activities and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Lectures/flipped class activities and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Lectures/flipped class activities and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Lectures/flipped class activities and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are recorded"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are recorded"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are recorded"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students complete online activities (pre- recorded lectures and other materials) prior to the scheduled workshop."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.5 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 2,250 word Environmental Management System (EMS) PlanWritten ( Environment Management System (EMS) Plan of a selected case study based on class materials, and further research50 01, 02, 03
3 x 10 minute online quizzes about Environmental Impact Assessment EIA (650-word equivalent) Online quiz of multiple choice or short answer questions on lecture and flipped class material15 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x 1,600 word Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report Written (1600 word) assignment 35 01, 02, 03, 04