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ATS3546

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Elena Karataeva

Notes

Previously coded GES3250

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)

Elena Karataeva

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

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

Prerequisites

First year Geography sequence

Prohibitions

ENV3011