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This subject prepares students for environmental management roles by providing them with the principles of how human impacts on the environment might be detected and managed. The principles will be placed within the legal and social contexts of environmental impact assessment. At the completion of the subject, students should understand three aspects: prediction of the kind of changes that might occur with human activities; the design and implementation of proper monitoring programs that can detect changes; and assessment of those changes. Additionally, a strong emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of principles.
Intended learning outcomes
- To ensure students understand processes of environmental impact assessment
- To ensure students are able to critique effectively documents related to an EIA, such as Environmental Effects Statements
Understand critical theories of environmental impact assessment
Be able to critique environmental impact statements effectively
Be able to apply knowledge to new situations.
Last updated: 2 December 2019