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EV5020 - Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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.
A basic understanding of environmental management and conservation principles and issues is assumed for students undertaking this subject.


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Amy Diedrich
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Simon Foale, Dr Amy Diedrich.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); written assessments (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.