Sustainable Resource Management Honours 411

Description

This course builds knowledge and understanding about research in the discipline of sustainable resource management. The course aims at enhancing skills and capacities in reading and reviewing literature, critical reasoning and argument, and verbal communication. Students will enhance their skills through discussions of theoretical and applied directions in sustainable resource management studies; student-based presentations of key issues; and training in computing skills, on-line bibliographic searches, risk assessment, oral presentation techniques.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Content

Critical analysis of literature within the field of sustainable resource management including:

  • training in the use of bibliographic sources and computer search methods.
  • identifying and summarising key points in literature, clearly and concisely.
  • critically appraising scientific methods and arguments.
  • formulating evidence-based arguments and communicating them.

Oral communication within the field of sustainable resource management including:

  • training in the use of computer aids for oral presentations
  • techniques for effective oral communication.

Ethical and safety considerations within sustainable resource management research including:

  • training in the use of hazard information databases
  • identifying hazards and measures to prevent, reduce or control risks
  • identifying ethical issues in studies involving human participants
  • ethics approval processes for studies involving human participants

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Assumed Knowledge

A major in the appropriate discipline with a minimum credit grade average.