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EV5020 - Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation

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

Successful conservation and management of environmental resources must include consideration of peoples values, beliefs, attitudes and actions. This subject will examine how these human dimensions affect conservation and management of natural resources, how they can be studied, and how to achieve positive outcomes by incorporating them into conservation and management planning and implementation processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply human dimensions theory and methods to analysing real-world environmental issues;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relevance and importance of including a consideration of the human dimensions in natural resource conservation and management;
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant human dimensions concepts and methods.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
A basic understanding of environmental management and conservation principles and issues is assumed for students undertaking this subject.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours lectures
  • 28 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (15%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); 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.