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Environmental Conflict and Engagement (10232.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185580) - View
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Environmental Conflict and Engagement will commence by teaching the theory and practice of the causes, types and solutions to environmental conflict. A number of case studies of environmental conflict will then be analysed in detail (where practical) by guest lecturers with experience in understanding and resolving particular conflicts. The unit will conclude with exercises which will give students practical skills in conflict management, resolution and community/stake-holder engagement.

This unit is co-taught with Environmental Conflict and Engagement G, 10233.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Clearly articulate theory on the causes and solutions to environmental conflicts and requirements of effective community engagement;

2. Demonstrate the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders;

3. Critically evaluate the causes environmental conflict and outcomes of attempts to resolve/manage them;

4. Clearly communicate the causes and history of specific environmental conflicts and attempts to resolve or manage them and engage stakeholders; and

5. Work effectively in a team project, include effectively manage conflict and expectation of team members.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

The mode of delivery is Standard face-to-face teaching and online. This will consist of 4 hours of contact for 11 weeks and 3 hrs of field-trips.


Students need to have completed 48 credit points of previous study.



Assumed Knowledge

Verbal and written English appropriate for third year tertiary study. It is assumed that students will have basic IT skills and be familiar with using (and have access to) word processing software. It is also assumed that all students will have internet skills (and access) to obtain online material.

Incompatible Units

Environmental Conflict and Management G, 9629.

Equivalent Units

Environmental Conflict and Engagement, 6917.

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