Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.
AZA2548, ATS2548, ATS3548
Environmental policy and resource management: A purposeful activity with the aim to maintain and improve the state of the environment and its resources affected by human activities. It addresses the management of the interaction and impact of human societies on the environment and how to ensure that ecosystem are protected and maintained for equitable use by future human generations, and also, maintain ecosystem integrity as an end in itself by taking into consideration ethical, economic, and scientific (ecological) variables. Issues of governance, policy and regulation are addressed. Themes include the internationalisation of environmental policy, the rise of corporate environmentalism, native title and indigenous rights, and the importance of property rights. Environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment, corporate environmental auditing, state of the environment reporting, and public participation.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.