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Area/Catalogue
ENVT 2014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105608

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce students to the notion that environmental policy development and implementation is a critical environmental governance function through: examining the concepts of governance and government, including political systems; developing an understanding of how policy is developed, including consultation and decision-making mechanisms; how legislation is developed and implemented through compliance and enforcement; examining key environmental management legislation in South Australian and at the Commonwealth level.
Students completing the course should be able to contribute to the development of environmental policy at local, state and national levels

Course content

The course critically identifies and analyses policy development processes using the notion of the policy cycle. This model is then used to understand environmental policy made at state, national and international levels, in particular, where policy is implemented through legislation. Legislation covered includes land use planning, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment and biodiversity.

Topics include: what is governance? how is environmental policy developed using the ‘policy cycle’ concept? policy development tools; environmental legislation at the state, national and international levels; compliance and enforcement and the notion of ‘implementation failure’.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ENVT 1013 Environment: A Human Perspective

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Critical analysis 1000 words 15% N/A
Tutorial work 1500 words 30% N/A
Group project 1500 words per student 55% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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