GEOG 2159 - Coasts, Conflict and Community Development
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code GEOG 2159 Course Coasts, Conflict and Community Development Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 12 units of level 1 undergraduate study Assumed Knowledge Basic environmental awareness will be assumed Course Description Conflict is at the core of most environmental management, particularly the coasts which are predicted globally to be hardest hit by environmental challenges such as urbanisation and climate change, How can communities adapt to and respond to these changes and how can professionals develop skills to resolve and use conflict creatively? This course builds skills in conflict management, and take students through key coastal management challenges in community development contexts. The course provides an overview of various coastal processes, key factors affecting conflict, and will focus on real life examples of conflict in coastal zones, and ways to manage them. The course will end by discussing in real life scenarios how the relationships between conflict and community development affects environmental sustainability and decision making.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the links between conflict, coastal management and community development
2. Demonstrate capacity to analyse and develop strategies to resolve conflict
3. Develop communication skills in the area of coastal management and community development
4. Demonstrated ability to work in a small group via participation in relevant discussion on coastal conflict situations and issues presented in tutorial groups either in writing or audio visually
5. Demonstrate capacity to analyse different cultural contexts and how they may affect management
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 2, 3, 4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
2, 3, 4, 5
Harvey, N and Caton B (2012) Coastal Management in Australia, Oxford University press
Cicin – Sain , B and Knecht, R (1998) Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Concepts and Practices, island press, Washington
Recommended ResourcesResources will be uploaded to Canvas and students are expected to research and access their own articles.
Good jurnals include: Ocean and Coastal Management, Journal of Coastal Research and Marine Policy
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe learning mode for this course is small group and independent applied learning. Students will be asked to workshop in groups a major project which covers all the learning outcomes of the course but also enables them to trial and practice real life work skills, thus enhanicng work readiness. Studetns will then produce thier own individual project reports.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Attend a three hour workshop for 6 weeks
1 - 3 hours reading/prpe a week
Attend one workshop
Access 3 online lecture sessions
Learning Activities Summary
The Course will be run as a series of workshops around the them of how to manage conflict, community engagement, and coastal management
1: Introduction: scoping the case studies
2: What is conflict
3: Community Development
4: Coastal Management
5: Bringing it all together – global examples
7. Skills development – identifying conflict
8:Skills development – resolving conflict
9: Cultural Comparisons
10: Conflict and managing for coastal climate change
Specific Course RequirementsNone
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThis course will have a number of small group discovery exrecses that are deisgned to get studetns ot build aplied work skills that will enhance work readiness and capacity for independent learning and research. Activities wil be linked ot assesment, so that studetns doing smal group work wi find that it helps them do better assessments by sharing their knowledge - and workload.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
1 essay Summative 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Workshop participation Formative and 10% 1, 2, 4
Verbal (group) presentation Summative 20% 1, 2, 3
Strategy and Portfolio Summative 40% 1 - 5
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
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