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EV3252 - Indigenous Environmental Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject explores Indigenous people's role in environmental management in both Australia and across the world. Students obtain an introduction to core issues and concepts that reflect and accesses Indigenous perspectives on environmental management issues through an on campus 5 day intensive of lectures, workshops, and tutorials, and an off campus 7 week web-based self study program. They will also participate in a workshop experience with Government environmental management agencies, traditional owners and other Indigenous Australians. Students are subsequently guided towards resources to enable them to synthesise their new understandings and complete the assessment requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the historical, political, scientific and economic contexts of environmental management by Indigenous peoples;
  • value debate, thought and knowledge with respect to the diversity of environmental management approaches;
  • demonstrate the capacity to communicate in cross- cultural situations;
  • discuss issues and debates relevant to achieving co-existence of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples approaches to environmental management, including contested knowledge systems, wilderness and contemporary hunting and resource utilization;
  • demonstrate understanding of the interface between non-Indigenous and Indigenous environmental management practices and legal systems, including customary law and native title;
  • demonstrate understanding of the roles of Indigenous peoples in all environments across the world, and particularly in Australia.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS INCLUDING 6 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 EV
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV3202 EV5202 EV5252

Availabilities

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 14-Apr-2014 to 17-Apr-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours lectures - residential
  • 70 hours - Off campus self-study - 7 week web-based self learning (21 Feb - 11 Apr)
Assessment: end of residential exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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.