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This subject will examine current topics in the discipline of environmental science. The choice of topics will be driven by the students in the subject under the direction of the subject coordinators. Students will organise, lead and participate in discussions of relevant material such as journal articles, media stories and environmental impact assessments. Students will also deliver an oral presentation to communicate their research on a current topic in environmental science.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject participants should be able to:
- produce an in-depth analysis of current issues in environmental science;
- apply scientific principles to evaluate evidence;
- debate using constructive analysis issues involving environmental monitoring and decision making; and
- appraise and critique scientific data analysis methodologies used to address an environmental challenge.
Generic skills gained from this subject include the ability to:
- work constructively with colleagues to resolve disagreement and respect differences of opinion;
- use scientific evidence to influence and persuade others;
- prepare and deliver effective oral presentations;
- exercise critical judgement, and think rigorously and independently; and
- organize and chair meetings, and actively participate in discussions.
Last updated: 10 November 2023