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GES2420 - Environmental Policy and Management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2007 (Day)


The rise of environmentalism. Perspectives and ideologies in respect of the environment. The 'social construction' of environmental issues. Issues of governance, policy and regulation. Themes include the internationalisation of environmental policy, the rise of corporate environmentalism, native title and indigenous rights, and the importance of property rights. Environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment, corporate environmental auditing, state of the environment reporting, and public participation.


Essay (2000 words): 45%
Examination (2 hours): 35%
4 tutorial/practical assignments (1000 words total): 20%

Contact hours

2.5 hours per week on average (two lectures and one 1-hour tutorial in alternate weeks)


A first-year sequence in geography, or permission