Introduces students to environmental issues associated with the impacts of human use of natural resources. The unit focuses on skills required for a graduate to explore an environmental issue (e.g. finding and determining the reliability of relevant information and identifying stakeholders). Teamwork, managing information and presenting findings in professional reports is assessed.
- A historical perspective of environmental issues
- The knowledge base for scientific enquiry
- Indigenous knowledge
- Identifying stakeholders
- Political responses to environmental change
- Preparing professional reports
- Working in teams
- Addressing selection criteria and developing a Curriculum Vitae
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and define environmental issues||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|2||identify stakeholders and the social processes affecting an environmental issue||Communication and social skills|
|3||evaluate the sources of social and scientific evidence||Ethical practice|
|4||use the resources available in the library to conduct a literature search||Ethical practice|
|5||use a word processor to prepare assignments, present tabular data and incorporate graphics from a spreadsheet into a report at a professional standard||Ethical practice|
|6||understand how to work in a team in a scholarly and professional setting.||Communication and social skills|
|7||Address selection criteria and develop a Curriculum Vitae||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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