GEOG 7003 - Environmental Impact Assessment

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2021

This course introduces the methodology of environmental impact assessment (EIA) as a vital tool for sound environmental management and decision-making. The course provides an overview of the concepts, methods, issues and various forms and stages of the EIA process. It examines the development of EIA overseas and in Australia. It mainly draws on case studies of EIA in South Australia but also focuses on the EIA process in other countries, including developing countries. Different levels and systems of EIA are examined to highlight the diversity of approach and impact of the EIA process.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GEOG 7003
    Course Environmental Impact Assessment
    Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population
    Term Winter
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible GEST 5003, GEOG 5003
    Restrictions Available to ProfCertEnvPolicyMgt, GCertEnvPolicyMgt, GDipEnvPolicyMgt, MEnvPolicyMgt, MPlan, MPlan(UrbDes), MArts students only
    Course Description This course introduces the methodology of environmental impact assessment (EIA) as a vital tool for sound environmental management and decision-making. The course provides an overview of the concepts, methods, issues and various forms and stages of the EIA process. It examines the development of EIA overseas and in Australia. It mainly draws on case studies of EIA in South Australia but also focuses on the EIA process in other countries, including developing countries. Different levels and systems of EIA are examined to highlight the diversity of approach and impact of the EIA process.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will run in workshop style during the winter. Students are expected to attend a number of introductory context setting workshops - these are complulsory - and then they attend 1 in every two workshops thereafter. Workshops are divided into two parts (i0 information delivery and (ii) skills building and are designed to equip studetns wiht the understanding and knowledge about the EIA whiel developing thier skills in how to practically undertake the EIA process. The course is designed to build work readiness.
    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Attendance and participation = 10%
    Referral = 20 %
    Take home exam = 30%
    Skills portfolio = 40%
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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.

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