Environmental Conflict and Management (6917.4)
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|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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse decision-making processes and constraints in environmental management, including the influence of conflict;
2. Understand the implications of top-down and bottom-up approaches to participation in environmental management;
3. Understand government and sectoral frameworks and linkages relevant to environmental management; and
4. Understand relevant policy setting processes and environmental conflict management techniques.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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 - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
You will also enhance your skills in the following areas:
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
4. Working with others
The ability to plan their own work in small groups, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
PrerequisitesAt least 40 unspecified credit points or equivalent.
Incompatible units9629 Environmental Conflict and Management G.
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Reading will be posted on Moodle. There is no prescribed text for this Unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items must be uploaded to Moodle, except for the in class mid semester test.
The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:The student ID of the individual student, if an individual assignment.
The student ID numbers of all group members, if a group assignment.
Date of Submission
Word Count (if applicable)
Student IDs must also be provided at the top of the page of the individual summaries in the final report.
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; further details of which are provided in section 5f)
- achieve a mark of at least 40% (ie, 12 marks out of 30 marks) in the in class mid semester test.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
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.
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. All assessment items are to be uploaded to the unit Moodle website.
No additional costs.
Work placement, internships or practicums