Resource Evaluation and Planning

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Resource Evaluation and Planning

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Sustainability, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GEOG 102 or 108 points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Geographical aspects of decision-making processes for resource planning and management.

    There is no single recommended text for this course. Readings will be provided on the course Blackboard site. A wide range of topics will be covered via a diverse literature, and you should take the opportunity to seek out relevant references on your own.

    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate a critical understanding and evaluation of:
    -Major environmental concerns with regard to resource utilisation and social and economic development activities at global, regional and national levels
    -Key principles and concepts that underpin resource planning responses to environmental concerns
    -New Zealand's management approaches to environmental issues
    -Key tools available for resource evaluation, planning and impact assessment

    Course Structure
    -10% - practicals
    -20% - assignments x 2
    -50% - exam

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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