• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

In this course we examine local, national and international environmental governance issues, with a focus on ethical principles, theories and frameworks that may be used to address a wide range of problems relating to environment and development issues, in the domains of biodiversity conservation, climate change, and forests and fisheries management, among others. We consider the organisations, institutions and actors influencing environmental management, and we look for policies and tools to address the problems of environmental degradation and social inequality. A range of resource management approaches are also considered, including common property management, market and non-market incentives for resource management, government regulation and planning, decentralization, and indigenous and community-based initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate key theories and frameworks underpinning environmental governance
  2. Critically analyse and communicate about environmental governance issues
  3. Contribute to the development of solutions to environmental governance problems at the local, national, and global levels
  4. Reflect upon the diversity of values, knowledges and practices involved in environmental governance, including First Nations' perspectives.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Stakeholder analysis paper (2500 wds) (35) [LO 2,4]
  2. Presentation or podcast (10) [LO 2,3]
  3. Final essay (3000 wds) (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Critical commentary (5) [LO 1]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

None

Preliminary Reading

Readings will be available on the Wattle course site.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2305 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
On Campus
2598 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions