Marine & Coastal Environmental Protection

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Marine & Coastal Environmental Protection

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Introduction to international & Australian approaches to conserving biodiversity values, ecological processes, products, goods & services in coastal zones. Emphasis placed on planning & management of marine & coastal protected areas in a regional context.
     
     
    Course Introduction
    This course provides an introduction to international and Australian approaches to conserving biodiversity values, ecological processes, products, goods and services in coastal zones. Emphasis is placed on planning and management of marine and coastal protected areas in a regional context.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • describe the environmental characteristics of the most extensive types of marine and coastal ecosystems
    • describe the range of environmental and resource values of these systems and the nature of the threats to which they are exposed
    • explain the legal, policy and administrative approaches associated with planning and management of coastal and marine environments
    • evaluate the management arrangements for selected coastal and marine protected areas in Australia
    • analyse the planning systems and approaches to management of coastal and marine resources in Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef
     
    Class Contact
    2 hours Lecture, 1 hour of additional contact
     
     
    Assessment Summary
    Report: 35%
    Poster: 15%
    Final Exam: 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.