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

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
EV3202 EV5202 EV5252


Cairns, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 16-Apr-2012 to 19-Apr-2012
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)
Assessment: end of residential exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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