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ERST 631

Environmental Sciences in Environmental Policy

Course overview

Understand and critique the relationship between environmental science, policy and management.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C- across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Preparatory Disciplines for Resource Management, RESM-661
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,298.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of current debates that inform and critique the relationship between environmental science, policy and management.
  2. Evaluate the challenges presented by prediction, quantification and uncertainty for environmental decision-making.
  3. Understand and synthesise concepts underpinning divergent models of the relationship between science and policy.
  4. Apply theoretical ideas to current and emerging environmental policy and management issues.
  5. Critically explore and evaluate ideas and viewpoints from literature and class colleagues.

Course examiners

Sarah Edwards

Dr Sarah Edwards

Lecturer

Department of Environmental Management

[email protected]
Sylvia Nissen

Dr Sylvia Nissen

Senior Lecturer

Department of Environmental Management

[email protected]