• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Craig Strong
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the complex land and coastal management issues, and is set within a natural resource management framework. The course explores the social and political stakeholders invested in Australian land management, major biophysical drivers of historic and contemporary land management issues and critiques current management tools and strategies.

Topics will include: the complex components of rangeland management; mine site rehabilitation; conservation lands and national parks; coastal zone management. The course emphasises the interdisciplinarity of land resource management and examines content by investigating the physical, economic, social and institutional components of a problem.

 

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the complex interaction between people, biophysical drivers and economic development in land management in Australia
  2. explain and critique how land management strategies have been informed by (and continues to be shaped by) institutional perspectives, historical development, policy and social drivers
  3. integrate information from a range of disciplines into a comprehensive picture of land management issues
  4. critically assess the relationship between data and the interpretation(s) that stem from it, and how a lack of knowledge or uncertain knowledge influences resource management decision-making
  5. demonstrate a capacity to develop and effectively communicate land management strategies to a scientific/management community.

Other Information

There is an field trip which requires an additional fee of approximately $260 (payment to ANU Science Shop). Students will be asked to register their intention to participate in the field trip via the course WATTLE site.

  • Field-based teaching and learning activity forms an integral and important part of many courses delivered by the Fenner School of Environment & Society. For this course, this includes a 4 day field trip. Fieldwork activities are designed to allow you put the skills you’ve learned in the classroom into practice in new environments and provide powerful enrichment to student learning. Students should contact the Course Convenor if they have any questions.


If you do not meet the requisites for this course, it may be possible to receive a permission code. If you are prompted for a permission code on ISIS, please request one online via the following form

Indicative Assessment

  1. 3000-word major research essay, involving a comprehensive literature review and detailed and critical essay on a selected topic (25) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  2. Research seminar that requires a detailed literature search and presentation of research topic (25) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  3. Field trip reports that require gathering data first hand from guest speakers, plus researching the literature (25) [LO 4,5]
  4. 3000-word discussion paper (25) [LO 1,2,3,5]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 2 x 1 hour lecture plus 1 x 3 hour workshops or equivalent field work activities per week .
  • Approximately 70 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.

Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.

There is also an optional 4 day field trip to the marginal rangelands of NSW is held in September semester break. See "other information" for details.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed ENVS3004.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts

Preliminary Reading

Students are either directed to relevant readings or provided them via the course wattle page throughout the semester.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6436 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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