Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2020 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2020.01

Subject Information
Subject Code GEOG337
Subject Name Policy for Environmental and Heritage Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12 credit points of 200 level subjects.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence EESC308, GEOG332
Assessment Position paper (30%), policy briefing paper (50%), presentation (20%).
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (03-08-2020 to 03-12-2020)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Nicholas Gill
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Nicholas Gill
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2020

Subject Description
This subject presents geographic and other social science perspectives on environmental and heritage management. In it students will examine environmental and cultural values and how they are identified and translated into practice to protect and manage landscapes, places, natural resources, and ecosystems at local, global and national scales. The subject will focus on developing students skills in analysing environmental and heritage issues, problems and conflicts and in applying policy and management tools and approaches to achieve sound, evidence-based, and equitable management outcomes and processes.Through topics such as urban heritage protection, World Heritage management, biodiversity conservation, forestry, water management, rural land conservation, indigenous involvement in land and heritage management, and national park management, students will learn to critically assess market-based, regulatory, community-based, and other management tools and approaches and their applications.The subject will be delivered via lectures and a mix of workshops and Wollongong area field trips. Field trips may be held on a weekend.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the role and relevance of geography and the social sciences to the theory and practice of environmental and heritage management.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the institutions, legislation, and policies relevant to local, national, and global environmental and heritage management.
3. Develop understanding of the policy and management tools available to environmental and heritage policy-makers and managers.
4. Critically analyse environmental and heritage management problems, issues and situations and form evidence-based judgments regarding possible solutions.
5. Demonstrate a range of relevant research skills and apply them to environmental and heritage management issues and problems.

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