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EV5252 - Indigenous Environmental Management

[Not offered in 2019]

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

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 access Indigenous perspectives on environmental management issues through a 4-day field trip, and an off-campus 8 week self-study program inclusive of pre-recorded lectures and readings. The field trip will enable students to meet with traditional owners in Far North Queensland and take part in learning discussions and activities related to Indigenous perspectives and goals in environmental management of their ancestral lands. Students are subsequently guided towards resources to enable them to synthesise their new understandings and complete the assessment requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the Australian historical and political contexts of legislation and policy relating to land ownership and control of the Indigenous Estate, resource use and management of land and sea country and how native title (including rights and interests) affect contemporary environmental management practices;
  • demonstrate the ability to critically analyse Indigenous and non-Indigenous people's approaches to environmental planning and management;
  • demonstrate the ability to utilise advanced cognitive and technical skills to appraise, synthesise and debate the implications of environmental management techniques and practices including the roles of Indigenous peoples in tropical environments in achieving self-determination;
  • demonstrate the ability to create a Plan template that integrates traditional knowledge and western scientific principles and exercise an advanced level of judgement in undertaking various components of the planning process eg. consultation, identification of planning issues, creation of objectives and indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of plan performance.
EV3202 EV3252 EV5202

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.