GEOG206-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Resource and Environmental Management

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

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.

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

  • By the end of this course you should have:
  • An understanding of who does what, where, why, when, and how in New Zealand resource and environmental management, on both public and private land;
  • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Prerequisites

Any 30 points of 100 level geography, or
GEOG106 and ENVR101, or
entry with approval of the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator

Ann Brower

Textbooks / Resources

There is no set text for this course, but course lecturers will set readings that may be a textbook chapter, journal article, or report that you will be expected to download and read to support your in-class learning. Your knowledge and understanding of the set readings will be explicitly assessed in assignments and the exam.

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 $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All GEOG206 Occurrences

  • GEOG206-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020