2009 HSD229 Global Environmental Policy

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSD329

SPECIAL NOTE: unit may be taken as part of a Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies major

Not Offered


Examines both international relations and broader governance approaches to understanding global environmental policy. It will focus upon the roles that nation-states, international organisations and non-governmental actors, play in global policy processes. The formation and operation of international regimes as major policy instruments for the management of the global environment will be discussed. The unit will also introduce aspects of the global ecology and global economy, and review links between trade and environment, debt and environment, and security and environment. Students will have the opportunity to research global environmental issues such as climate change (including the 'greenhouse' issue), oceans policy, polar regimes, wildlife and biodiversity conservation. The unit will critically assess the effectiveness of global policy in protecting the environment.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (20%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (20%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - N,L,W,I
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - N,L,W,H,I
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.

Prereq 25% at level 100 in Public Policy or equiv

STAFF: Dr K Crowley (Coordinator), Prof A Kellow, Dr F Gale

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