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EV2100 - Environmental Management, Policy and Governance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces students to the theory and processes of environmental management and places these into the broader context of environmental governance, legislation and policy. Topics taught in the subject include: design and implementation of environmental policy; conservation and management planning in Australia; stakeholder engagement approaches, and international environmental policy. Case studies are used to demonstrate the practical implementation of environmental management systems and processes. Students are encouraged to pursue their specific topic interests and to develop facilitation and negotiation skills through a mock Conference of the Parties exercise.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop awareness of how environmental management, policy and governance approaches are designed and implemented in Australia and internationally, including the norms and principles that govern international engagement and national environmental policies;
  • develop skills in analysing and critiquing environmental policy in the context of the contemporary global and local environmental outlook;
  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills to address environmental problems;
  • develop an ability to critically reflect on how and why the principles of environmental law and policy have evolved over time;
  • develop professional skills in group work, and written and oral communication.
Prerequisites: 12CP of level 1 subjects


Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 11-Jul-2019
Face to face teaching 22-Jul-2019 to 26-Jul-2019 (5 day on campus workshop)
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Claudia Benham
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner, Professor Eric Roberts, <Person not found>, Dr Claudia Benham.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 45 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%); assignments (30%).

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.