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This course will provide students with a general introduction to debates in resource and environmental management, an understanding of the policies and practices of such management in New Zealand, a critical analysis of the concepts upon which these are based, and an insight into practical issues in this field, including environmental and social impact analysis and the Resource Management Act.
After completing this course, we expect you to have gained the following: An understanding of key concepts of the political economy of contemporary resource and environmental management, with emphasis on New Zealand and reference to other countries; An understanding of some of the ways humans interact with, shape, and sometimes transform landscapes; An understanding of the institutional players in New Zealand resource management, and how they work together, or at odds, to manage, conserve, exploit, or transform natural resources; An understanding of how the Resource Management Act works and how it is applied, along with the implementation of Assessments of Environmental Effects.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Any 30 points of 100 level geography, or GEOG106 and ENVR101, or entry with approval of the Head of Department.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
There will be one field trip, of one day, to Cass Field Station, on 29 or 30 September. Students will be randomly assigned into the Saturday or the Sunday field trip. During the first week of class, you will be able to swap with one another.
Domestic fee $834.00
International fee $3,788.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Geography on the department and colleges page.