Responses of societies to environmental problems, with emphasis on environmental management policy and practice in New Zealand, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.
This paper provides an understanding of environmental management law, policy and process in New Zealand. It is an ideal introduction to environmental management for those majoring in subjects in the Sciences and Humanities who may wish to work in government departments, consultancies or local authorities.
|Paper title||Environmental Management|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- 54 GEOG points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- The content of the paper assumes that students have passed first-year geography papers and an undergraduate environmental management paper or equivalent. The paper is also popular with science students wishing to prepare for a career in environmental management with local authorities, consultancies or central government.
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Michael Hilton
- Paper Structure
This paper consists of a group research project, a mid-semester mulitple-choice test on the Resource Management Act 1991, laboratories and local field trips
Assessment 60% internal (on-going during the semester) and 40% external (final examination)
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week
Six 1:50-minute laboratories run in scheduled weeks over the 13 weeks of semester (local field trips may be held in laboratory slots)
There is no prescribed textbooks for GEOG397. The nature of environmental management makes it inevitable that you will draw from a wide range of literature, websites, texts and journals. A selection of readings for each topic will be posted on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should have developed a critical understanding of environmental management practice in New Zealand, including:
- The roles, functions and decision-making processes of the principal environmental agencies in New Zealand, including local and central government
- The implications of Article II of the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori perspectives
- The provisions of key environmental statues, particularly the RMA 1991
- Planning methods employed by local authorities in policy statements and plans
- Hazard management - particularly coastal hazard management
- Methods of conservation management, species recovery and ecosystem restoration in New Zealand, including urban areas and areas of high conservation value