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EV1000 - Solving Wicked Environmental Problems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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%) -

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 48 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 48 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.