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EV5701 - Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

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

This subject examines the impacts of human activities on coastal and marine environments. It explores the complex relationships among the ecological and social values of these environments and outlines strategies and tools for their management.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the need for and methods of achieving integrated management of coastal environments;
  • be able to describe how a broad range of human activities affect coastal environments;
  • be aware of and be able to use a range of tools for coastal planning and management;
  • have an understanding of coastal environments and linkages between the physical, ecological and social components of these environments;
  • have developed an understanding of the multi- disciplinary nature of the management of coastal environments.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kevin Parnell
Lecturers: Dr Kevin Parnell, Professor Mark Hamann.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); practicals (20%); fieldwork (10%).

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.