ENM421 Conservation in a Global Context (8)

This subject introduces students to the key international environmental issues and the impacts on natural ecosystems and human communities. The subject presents an overview of the methods used by governments, communities, agencies and non-government organisations to address the key environmental problems facing the world today. Students learn about a range of environmental issues from a multitude of speakers, all specialists in their fields, active at the forefront of research or management. The subject has no residential school and is taught through innovative use of flexible learning technology. Students completing this subject can critically reflect on a range of case studies to propose ways to address a range of global environmental issues.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed ENM121 or ENM221 cannot enrol in this subject

Subject Relationships

ENM221 Paired Subject
ENM121 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

ENM121, ENM221

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have a broad and coherent understanding of the nature of global environmental systems
  • have a broad and coherent understanding of the causes and complexity associated with important environmental issues
  • have the ability to describe and identify the effects of environmental issues on natural and human communities in a variety of contexts
  • have the ability to identify and assess the likely impact of a variety of responds to global environmental issues
  • use initiative to make sound judgement about ways to address a range of global environmental issues


This subject will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview of the major biological and physical environments of the world
  2. Causes of the major global environmental problems
  3. Environmental problems and their effect on the natural world
  4. Environmental problems and their effect on the human world
  5. Strategies for addressing environmental problems
  6. Role of governments, non government organisations, communities and institutions in addressing global environmental problems.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.