Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced) (ENVI3911)


Shared Teaching Arrangements: This unit of study is co-taught by the School of Geosciences (75%) and the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science (25%). The unit is divided into two parts: (1) environmental law and governance (weeks 1-9) and (2) environmental ethics (weeks 10-13). This advanced unit of study will cover the same core lecture material as for ENVI3111, but students will be required to carry out more challenging practical assignments based on a fieldtrip activity. The fieldwork will take the form of a Land and Environment Court visit and students will be required to provide a report on environmental decision making as part of this assessment.

Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.


Fieldwork component (40%), essay (20%) and exam (40%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Distinction average across 12 credit points of Intermediate units



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.