ENVI3111/3911 Environmental Law and Ethics

Credit points: 6
Coordinator: Dr Jo Gillespie
Session: Semester 1
Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Intermediate Science or Agriculture units.
Prohibitions: ENVI3001, ENVI3003
Assumed knowledge: Intermediate Environmental Science.
Assessment: Essays, tutorial attendance, exam (100%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit of study covers topics in environmental law and ethics. The environmental law component provides an overview of environmental and natural resource governance in Australia. We examine environmental regulation and governance at various levels of scalar analysis – from international through to localised concerns. We consider topics associated with biodiversity conservation, protected areas, wetlands and heritage conservation and climate change. The course is designed to introduce students, with no background in law, to key concepts in environmental law and ethics. The aim of the Unit is to enable students to understand the broad principles of environmental law and ethics and to apply this understanding to contemporary environmental problems.

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