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EV5252 - Indigenous Environmental Management

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

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 throught an on campus 5 day intensive of lectures, workshops and tutorials, and an off campus 7 week web-based self study program. They will participate in a workshop experience with Government environmental management agencies, tradional 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;
  • 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 the capacity to communicate in cross- cultural situations;
  • 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 tropical environments across the world, and particularly in tropical Australia.
EV3202 EV3252 EV5202


Cairns, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 16-Apr-2012 to 20-Apr-2012 (TBA)
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 2011)
Assessment: end of residential exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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