Environmental Conflict and Engagement (10232.2)
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|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Science
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with Environmental Conflict and Engagement G, 10233.
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
This unit examines approaches to management, participation and policy relevant to conflict over, and sustainability of, natural and cultural resources. It links an understanding of natural and social systems with conflict resolution and engagement with stakeholders. This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore environmental conflict and stakeholder engagement with a view to resolving, minimising or managing the conflict. Students will be required to critically evaluate a range of environmental issues including stakeholders concerns.
PrerequisitesStudents need to have completed 48 credit points of previous study.
Incompatible unitsEnvironmental Conflict and Management G, 9629.
Equivalent unitsEnvironmental Conflict and Engagement, 6917.
Assumed knowledgeVerbal 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.
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Reading will be posted on Canvas. There is no prescribed text for this Unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items must be uploaded to Canvas, except for the quizzes and mid-semester test.
Where an assignment is a group project, the submitted work must include the student ID numbers of all group members on the first page.
If there is any doubt regarding the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that teachers and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregated mark of 50% is required to pass the unit. In addition, students must:
- complete and submit all assessment items for marking;
- pass (or have already passed) the Academic Integrity Module (AIM)
- achieve a mark of at least 40% in the Mid semester test.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on several factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments the 150 hours of study are assumed. The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 22 hours of lectures (2 hrs x 11 weeks) and 22 hours of tutorials (2 hrs x 11 weeks). The remaining 106 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks and self-directed study.
Engagement with the material in lectures, tutorials and online is required to complete the assessment tasks. The assessments will draw upon the activities completed during classes and online.
Required IT skills
Students will need basic computer skills in generic programs including web browsers, email and Microsoft Office software. The written reports must be in word processor format, readable by MS Word 2007 or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). All assessment items are to be uploaded to the unit Canvas website (except the mid-semester Test).
No additional costs charged by the university. Students are expected to make their own way to Jerrabomberra Wetlands for the field trip.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: WIL Projects.
Lectures and workshops include environmental conflict and stakeholder engagement using real world scenarios. In some cases they are presented by external professionals.
The Engagement and Final Reports each involve a professional based scenario.
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials and practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.
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