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GES3250

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Megan Farrelly

Synopsis

This unit deals with the processes by which the potential environmental consequences of development proposals are evaluated. These can be highly contentious because of the conflicting interests, types of knowledge and values of different stakeholders. The unit will examine the nature of the widely-adopted procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and formulation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). It will explore legislative frameworks for decision-making and consider other decision-making tools such as cost-benefit analysis and environmental audits.

Assessment

Critical appraisal of an EIS document (1000 words): 20%
Report on site visit (1000 words): 20%
Group oral presentation (15 minutes): 20%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Megan Farrelly

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Geography and environmental science (ARTS)

Prerequisites

First year Geography sequence

Prohibitions

ENV3011