Environmental Assessment and Management

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23438

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Module description

This module delivers a broad understanding of various approaches to managing the environment and human impacts on the environment. It covers theoretical fundamentals including sustainable development and discourses of nature; looks at the practice of management through the planning system, policy making, environmental impact assessment and other tools; and considers how to incorporate ethics and values and public knowledge into decision-making processes about the environment. Throughout the course issues are explored with reference to diverse case studies.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, guided reading, class discussion, individual study supported by WebCT