GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building (8)

Community and stakeholder engagement and capacity building are essential for sound management of environments/ natural resources. To be sustainable, a decision, project or operation needs to be economically viable, environmentally responsible and socially acceptable. The subject examines how social values, attitudes, and behaviours are related to how we maintain, protect, enhance, and use our environment/natural resources and then considers how to incorporate these attitudes and values into governance and decision making.  The subject has no residential school. On completion of this subject, students possess a range of skills in community engagement and capacity building

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss how social values, attitudes and behaviours are related to how we maintain, protect, enhance, and use our environments/natural resources
  • be able to explain and illustrate governance of environments /natural resources, including individual and government decision making processes
  • be able to critically appraise the effectiveness of various approaches to governing and managing the social dimensions of natural resource
  • be able to demonstrate skills in a variety of community engagement and capacity building processes
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Community Values: what are they and why are they important
  • Governance: individual and government decision making processes
  • Social impact assessment
  • Conflict resolution and avoidance
  • Stakeholder and community engagement
  • Social learning and theories of participation
  • Community development and capacity building
  • Strategic communication and facilitation
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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