ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 1AlbanyOnline timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2AlbanyOnline timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Environmental Science; Geographical Sciences; Natural Resource Management [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit introduces students to the underlying concepts and practice of environmental planning and management. The unit traces the emergence of environmental planning in Australian and international contexts, and critically reflects on the economic, social and regulatory forces shaping planning and management practice. Students are then introduced to the process of planning and strategies for environmental management. This includes an introduction to core concepts and techniques of environmental impact assessment (EIA), adaptive management, scenario planning, community based natural resource management and other models and methods of environmental management. Classes provide a conceptual and applied background from which students conduct independent research on a variety of topics concerning environmental planning and management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the core approaches to environmental planning and management; (2) evaluate the impact of economic, social, cultural and political processes which shape environmental planning and management practice; (3) apply an understanding of core environmental planning techniques including environmental impact assessment, scenario planning, community engagement and adaptive management; and (4) develop and integrate scenario analysis into environmental decision making for a selected natural resource management topic.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a critique of environmental impact assessment frameworks; (2) a scenario analysis for a chosen natural resource management topic; and (3) a reflective diary on community participation in environmental planning and management. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Marit Kragt (Semester 1), Dr Natasha Pauli (Semester 2)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Honours in Environmental Science or Honours in Natural Resource Management or Honours in Geographical Science or Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning (12250) or Master of Urban Design (25530) or Master of Environmental Planning (13550) or Master of Environmental Science (72530). For students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Science (72530): completion of 24 points or 24 points of credit
Co-requisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
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