ENM163 Natural Resource Management (8)

This introductory subject gives an overview of how natural resources are managed by environmental scientists. Topics include an introduction to environmental systems, their multi-disciplinary and complex nature, and approaches to managing them. On completion students have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of environmental systems and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to make sound judgements regarding courses of action to achieve conservation in a range of contexts.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENM163. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed either PKM160 or GEO105 may not enrol in this subject.

Incompatible Subjects

GEO105, PKM160

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify a natural resource and define natural resources management;
  • be able to discuss a range of natural resource management issues and approaches to manage them;
  • be able to review and discuss the roles and effectiveness of relevant policy mechanisms and instruments for natural resource management;
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills to explain the human dimensions underpinning natural resource management; and
  • be able to explain the importance of Indigenous Australian land management in contemporary natural resource management.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to natural resource management
  • The nature of environmental systems
  • Natural resource policy
  • Types of policy instruments and processes
  • Critical thinking and the choice of policy instruments

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ENM163 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Introductory writing assignment
10
2
Quiz
20
3
Nrm report
38
4
Indigenous nrm discussion post
10
5
Nrm podcast
22

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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