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EV1000 - Solving Wicked Environmental Problems

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject is a basic introduction to those solutions and strategies that we can apply to complex and intractable environmental problems. The subject presents six groups of wicked problems and the strategies that are applied towards their solution: population control, climate change adaptation, protection of biodiversity, freshwater management, sustainable cities for social justice, and sustainable energy provision.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an enthusiasm for the challenges of diverse and complex environmental problems;
  • be able to argue the case for solutions to environmental problems;
  • be able to interpret and summarise a range of scholarly papers and reports;
  • develop communication skills applied to complex environmental issues.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Fortnightly modules - (90%) - Individual.

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