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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  1. A historical perspective of environmental issues
  2. The knowledge base for scientific enquiry
  3. Indigenous knowledge
  4. Identifying stakeholders
  5. Political responses to environmental change
  6. Preparing professional reports
  7. Working in teams
  8. Reflection
  9. Addressing selection criteria and developing a Curriculum Vitae

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and define environmental issues
2 identify stakeholders and the social processes affecting an environmental issue
3 evaluate the sources of social and scientific evidence
4 use the resources available in the library to conduct a literature search
5 use a word processor to prepare assignments, present tabular data and incorporate graphics from a spreadsheet into a report at a professional standard
6 understand how to work in a team in a scholarly and professional setting.
7 Address selection criteria and develop a Curriculum Vitae

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and define environmental issues
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  2. identify stakeholders and the social processes affecting an environmental issue
    • GA6:
  3. evaluate the sources of social and scientific evidence
    • GA3:
  4. use the resources available in the library to conduct a literature search
    • GA3:
  5. use a word processor to prepare assignments, present tabular data and incorporate graphics from a spreadsheet into a report at a professional standard
    • GA3:
  6. understand how to work in a team in a scholarly and professional setting.
    • GA6:
  7. Address selection criteria and develop a Curriculum Vitae
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.