Introduces students to the writings of a number of authors surrounding the current reconceptualisation of nature within the legal sphere. Students will engage with environmental policies and regulations situated in diverse philosophical frameworks. Furthermore, students will analyse a series of fundamental key case studies in the field.
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 the central concerns of both traditional environmental law and contemporary ecological jurisprudence||Intellectual rigour|
|2||critically reflect upon the philosophical assumptions that inform the conceptualisation of nature and of human interactions with it||Creativity|
|3||identify and evaluate the ethical frameworks that inform environmental regulation and policy||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||critically evaluate the relationship between social justice, environmental sustainability and law||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|5||apply ethical and philosophical insights to all environmental decision-making contexts||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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