ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AGR3ENV

2021

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Ecology of aquatic systems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDobson, M & Frid, C

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Australian saltmarsh ecology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSaintilan, N

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.

ISBNN/A

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Source locationN/A

Aquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospects

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPolunin, V

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Water management in arid and semi arid regions: interdisciplinary perspectives

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKoundouri-Pitts, P, Karousakis, K, Assimacopoulos, D, Jeffrey, P & Lange, M

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherEDWARD ELGAR, CHELTENHAM, UK.

ISBNN/A

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Stream ecology: structure and function of running waters

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllan, J & Castillo, M

Year2007

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherSPRINGER, DORDRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Analytical measurements in aquatic environments

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNamiesnik, J & Szefer, P

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCRC PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Marine ecology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorConnell, S & Gillanders, B

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe theories of environmental management and their application to issues and problems
02. Describe water management practices and apply to remedy environmental problems
03. Analyse international and national water resources policies and identify possible applications in a local context
04. Identify principles of conflict management and apply to resource conflicts

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are recorded

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are recorded

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes are recorded

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 research

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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 material

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 x 1,600 word Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) ReportWritten (1600 word) assignment

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4