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ENVI3111: Environmental Law and Ethics

2024 unit information

Environmental regulation and governance plays an important role in regulating human impacts on the environment. This unit provides an introduction to environmental regulation. We investigate key environmental issues through an examination of environmental policies, legislation and case law at a variety of scales (international, national and state/local). The ethics component helps students develop thoughtful and informed positions on issues in environmental ethics. The aim of this Unit is to enable students to understand the broad principles of environmental law and ethics and to apply this understanding to contemporary environmental problems.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Geosciences Academic Operations

Code ENVI3111
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points of 2000-level units of study
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENVI3911
Assumed knowledge:
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ENVI2x22

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the key principles, institutions and instruments of environmental law
  • LO2. demonstrate an awareness of the origins and sources of environmental laws
  • LO3. identify the efficacy of environmental law for environmental problem-solving
  • LO4. engage in critical thinking and analysis of environmental law and ethics and present this thinking in an analytical manner
  • LO5. identify various environmental ethical approaches
  • LO6. use and incorporate a variety of legal and interdisciplinary sources in written communication.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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