Resource Evaluation and Planning
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Environmental Sustainability, Geography
Taught In English
GEOG 102 or 108 points
Course Level Recommendations
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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.
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
-10% - practicals
-20% - assignments x 2
-50% - exam
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.