Environmental Planning and Assessment (6918.4)
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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 outcomesAt the end of the unit, it is expected that students will:
1. Understand and apply sustainability principles to environmental management.
2. Explain appropriate resource management objectives and planning processes.
3. Be aware of property rights and market mechanisms relevant to managing natural resources.
4. Understand strengths and limitations of a range of environmental planning tools including environmental impact assessment.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesAt least 40 unspecified credit points or equivalent.
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There is no prescribed text for this Unit. Readings and material relevant to the lectures and tutorials will be made available through the unit Moodle site on UC LearnOnline and the University of Canberra Library e-Reserve.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Written reports should be submitted in a word processor format, readable by MS Word, in A4 portrait format with margins of at least 2 cm. Feedback on assessment items will be given in a constructive and timely manner.
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students must:
- complete and submit all assessment items for marking;
- pass (or have already passed) the Academic Integrity Module (AIM; see also section Academic Integrity);
- achieve a mark of at least 40% in the In-class exam;
- have an aggregate mark of 50% or more.
Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected. Your participation in class activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Attendance at the scheduled tutorials in weeks 2-5 is required to complete assessment item 1 (tutorial learning journal). In the event of absence, a student will need to produce a medical certificate or have a valid reason for their absence.
Attendance and overall participation in the Unit will be used to help decide borderline cases between the grades of fail, pass, credit, distinction and high distinction. Participation will be demonstrated by involvement in class activities and discussions, attendance, attentiveness and commitment in the Unit.
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. All assessment items (apart from the verbal presentation and class quiz) are to be uploaded to the unit Moodle website.
Work placement, internships or practicums