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EV5001 - Environmental and Regional Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

This subject focuses on the concepts and processes of environmental and regional planning and design. Human perceptions of environments, community participation and the process of designing/planning for an acceptable balance between human use and physical environment are part of this focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to critically review planning documents (eg site plans, management plans);
  • ability to undertake and complete various components of the planning process (eg planning objectives, environmental assessments, community involvement);
  • have a more developed understanding of how people relate to environments in which they function;
  • have a working knowledge of environmental, regional and resource planning processes.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into postgraduate program or permission of HoS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV3001 and GE3602 and GE5602 and TG4601 and TG5601

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Sharon Harwood.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); in class exam (15%); essays (20%); case study (35%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Sharon Harwood.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); in class exam (15%); essays (20%); case study (35%).

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.