GEOG206-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Resource and Environmental Management

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E7 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 West 212 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 443 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 West 212 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 235 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Ann Brower

Course links

Library portal

Additional Course Outline Information

Field Trip

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.

Indicative Fees

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.

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