ENVMGT 746 : Collaborative Environmental Management
2021 Semester One (1213) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Identify and evaluate policy implications of environmental variability and complexity (Capability 1, 2, 3 and 6)
- Critically reflect on the relationships between policies for the use of natural resources and public resistance to or the legitimacy of environmental management (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Critically analyse the impact of preservationism and regulatory approaches on citizen compliance with environmental policy. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Evaluate the conflicts between indigenous land rights and managing ‘public’ environmental values. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Explain the effectiveness of transferring responsibility for environmental/conservation policy to community groups. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6)
- Analyse policies for involving the public in the conservation of indigenous species/habitat. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6)
- Evaluate the contribution of sustainable use to maintenance of ecosystem services. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6)
|Final Exam||50%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
As with all graduate courses, many of the sessions will focus on in-class discussion. Completion on prescribed reading exercises prior to each session will enable those discussions.
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect 24 hours of lectures/in-class discussions, 48 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 48 hours of work on assessment.
Attendance is expected at scheduled activities.
Lectures will be available as recordings.
The course will include group discussions and in-person attendance will provide for greater learning potential.
Attendance on campus is required for the exam.
The activities for the course are scheduled for standard weekly delivery.
Special advice for Offshore students :
This course is available online to students resident offshore. The assessment and learning delivery mechanisms may differ from that presented in this Digital Course Outline. Please contact Brad Coombes, the Course Coordinator, for further details at email@example.com.
Talis reading lists and links to journal articles will be provided for each topic.
During the course Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the staff responsible for the course and staff-student consultative committees.
At the end of the course students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback.
Your feedback helps to improve the course and its delivery for all students.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
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If New Zealand moves to alert level 2, 3 or 4, University of Auckland will notify staff and students as soon as possible about whether in-person teaching and on-campus work will be halted. During such episodes in 2020, lectures for this course were pre-recorded and posted in Canvas and additional reading-based discussions were provided through Zoom. Similar solutions will be implemented in 2021 if circumstances warrant that.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.