School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • Unit Code

    SCI2108
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Jennifer Margaret POPE

Description

In this unit students will explore how the legislative and administrative frameworks of government are developed and applied to managing and achieving a sustainable environment. Major stakeholders, their roles and how they fulfill their roles are discussed, as are management methods at the local, national and international level.

Prerequisite Rule

Must have passed 1 (I/W) units in {SCI1193} OR {SCI1001}

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the success of management approaches to achieve biological conservation or environmental protection objectives.
  2. Demonstrate they understand the roles of stakeholders in managing the environment.
  3. Describe and identify a range of management approaches available to deal with environmental issues at the local, regional, national and international scales,including legislative and governance arrangements.
  4. Describe the major issues facing environmental managers in facilitating ecologically sustainable development in different environments.
  5. Evaluate the appropriateness of different management methods to meet key objectives.

Unit Content

  1. Aboriginal and international approaches to environmental management and nature conservation.
  2. Differences between opinions, dictates, policies and laws.
  3. Environmental management principles and their application in managing various environmental components.
  4. Global environment issues and their management.
  5. Land tenure and land management.
  6. Methods of management for conservation, environmental protection and a sustainable environment.
  7. The constitution and nature of environmental law; institutional frameworks for the operation and enforcement of environmental laws; processes of planning and administration.
  8. The influence of media and opinion on management of the environment.
  9. The roles and structures of government departments and agencies which exercise authority in the field of environmental management; coordination between spheres of government in managing the environment.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials, student debates and directed reading.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentEssay30%
Tutorial PresentationOral Presentation20%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

Core Reading(s)

  • Thomas, I. (2011). Environmental management processes and practices for Australia. (2nd ed.). NSW: The Federation Press.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • Unit Code

    SCI2108
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Jennifer Margaret POPE

Description

In this unit students will explore how the legislative and administrative frameworks of government are developed and applied to managing and achieving a sustainable environment. Major stakeholders, their roles and how they fulfill their roles are discussed, as are management methods at the local, national and international level.

Prerequisite Rule

Must have passed 1 (I/W) units in {SCI1193} OR {SCI1001}

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the success of management approaches to achieve biological conservation or environmental protection objectives.
  2. Demonstrate they understand the roles of stakeholders in managing the environment.
  3. Describe and identify a range of management approaches available to deal with environmental issues at the local, regional, national and international scales,including legislative and governance arrangements.
  4. Describe the major issues facing environmental managers in facilitating ecologically sustainable development in different environments.
  5. Evaluate the appropriateness of different management methods to meet key objectives.

Unit Content

  1. Aboriginal and international approaches to environmental management and nature conservation.
  2. Differences between opinions, dictates, policies and laws.
  3. Environmental management principles and their application in managing various environmental components.
  4. Global environment issues and their management.
  5. Land tenure and land management.
  6. Methods of management for conservation, environmental protection and a sustainable environment.
  7. The constitution and nature of environmental law; institutional frameworks for the operation and enforcement of environmental laws; processes of planning and administration.
  8. The influence of media and opinion on management of the environment.
  9. The roles and structures of government departments and agencies which exercise authority in the field of environmental management; coordination between spheres of government in managing the environment.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, tutorials, student debates and directed reading.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentEssay30%
Tutorial PresentationOral Presentation20%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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