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Environmental Studies Project - ENVI3888

Year - 2020

Understanding and being able to undertake Environmental Assessment is a challenge for graduates of many academic disciplines. This unit will investigate the history, strengths, weaknesses and potential of various forms of environmental assessment through an integrated project that enables students to build on their disciplinary knowledge, work in cross-disciplinary teams and develop an interdisciplinary approach and knowledge. You will learn the methods of environmental assessment, and to understand critically the theory and practice of Environmental Assessment from both positive (scientific) and normative (value) perspectives. The positive perspective will focus on the scientific aspects of the assessment process, the quality of science in Environmental Assessment, mitigation measures. By doing this unit, you will develop teamwork skills, decision-making skills, research and communication skills and a knowledge of environmental assessment relevant for future employment. There will also be involvement from organisations that are potential employers of graduates from this major.

lectures 2hrs week x 6, project based worik 2hrs x 5 then 4hrs x 4, presentations 1x4 hours (depending on student numbers)

Literature review (individual, 2000 words) 20%, Report (group, 3000 words) 60%, Presentation (group, 15 minutes plus questions) 20%


GEOS2X21 and (GOVT2228 or AREC2003 or GEOS2X11)


ENVI3112 or ENVI3912


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Phil McManus
HECS Band: 2
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