188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
This course introduces concepts of the environment, environmental science and environmental management. It takes an integrated approach to scientific and management issues associated with natural resource use and environmental quality (locally, nationally, globally). It introduces ideas of sustainability and the role of environmental policy and environmental economics. It examines some of the pressures the environment faces and the major problems that result and introduces landscapes as important management units for addressing environmental problems.
This course introduces key environmental management tools and techniques and how they can be applied. The course also examines some of the challenges that face environmental management and the best ways to address these with a particular focus on linking science, policy and practice for more effective environmental management.
This course introduces key principles and practices relating to environmental policy. The roles and responsibilities of agencies and organisations involved in environmental policy analysis, development, implementation and evaluation are examined. Alternative policy approaches for achieving environmental objectives are explored through selected case studies.
188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice15 credits
This course uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine contemporary environmental issues. Key environmental management principles and practices are introduced and explored through a series of applied case studies.
The consequences of the processes and activities that pertain to human use of the land are considered. The patterns and distribution of land use and land cover types and the methods for measuring, recording and managing information about land use and land cover and how it changes over time are evaluated, and the implications of land system change are investigated.
188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability30 credits
An in-depth exploration of the life cycle and environmental issues of solid material resources upon which all economic production depends. Zero Waste is examined as a resource management paradigm shift in philosophy, policy, technology and practices focused on sustainable development.
The course is made up of three parts. It develops project and programme management skills, strengthens students' knowledge of natural resources at an advanced level, and combines these two to produce integrative skills in Environmental Management.
This course examines current environmental issues and explores alternative approaches to environmental management. A case study approach is used to develop critical thinking skills, and an in-depth understanding of complex human-environment interactions and possible solutions to environmental problems.
188.863 Environmental Research and Data Analysis60 credits
Students will review the theoretical foundation and recent advances in selected environmental management themes in different countries; apply research methods and selected statistical techniques to analyse and evaluate environment management projects; write a self-directed research report.