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GG3229   Environmental Management in Scotland

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Offered on a two-year cycle.

Planned timetable: 09:00 - 11:00 Tuesday

This module explores current environmental management issues in Scotland. It discusses the primary sectors of land and resource management (e.g. forestry, agriculture, wildlife management, freshwater resource management, conservation, renewable energy), and explores how these systems interact. The aim is to leave students with an informed conceptual and empirical framework for evaluating management proposals and their implications for environmental, economic and social change. A particular focus, employing topical case studies and a field visit, is the conflicts that arise as interest groups with contrasting philosophies & value systems compete to shape the future of Scotland's natural heritage within a devolved political framework and in the context of climate change.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass GG2011 and pass GG2012 ) or ( pass SD2001 and pass SD2002 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture (x 10 weeks) + 2 x 1-hour feedback/revision sessions and a 1-day (8 hour) field excursion.

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 170

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 20%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 20%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 20%


Module coordinator: Dr C R Warren
Module teaching staff: Dr C R Warren