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EV5969 - Human Dimensions of the Environment - Ridge to Reef

[Offered in 2021 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development only.

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

  • 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;
  • apply human dimensions theory and methods to analysing real-world environmental issues;
  • communicate the relevance and importance of a human dimensions approach and the relevant human dimensions concepts to others within an environmental management context.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Media article - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Interview - (30%) - Individual.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Diedrich
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Amy Diedrich, Dr Michele Barnes.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours online interactive lectures
  • 13 hours threaded online discussions
  • 4 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 93 hours self study - Including Assignments
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.