The timetable for ENV118 can be found at: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017
A detailed class schedule with lecture and tutorial topics will be made available to all enrolled students through iLearn.
ENV118 is taught via interactive lectures, panel discussions, tutorials, readings, and assessment tasks. Students must make use of iLearn to access teaching and learning materials, to submit assessment tasks, to stay in touch with the unit, to contact lecturers and tutors, and to discuss issues and concepts with classmates. We also recommend that you follow current developments in the multidisciplinary field of environmental management by staying abreast of the news.
ENV118 earns 3 credit points towards your degree. For a 3 credit point unit such as ENV118, you are expected to put in at least 9 hours of study per week, on average, over the semester. This requires planning on your part to do all the work required in lectures, tutorials, assignments, reading, and the final exam.
The ENV118 iLearn page can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/index.php
Information about how students can access iLearn can be found at: http://www.mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/index.htm
The ENV118 iLearn page uses Macquarie University’s standard interface and has links, discussion threads, blogs, and access to lectures (as audio files through Echo360, and as downloadable PDF presentations) and tutorial material. Important announcements will be made through iLearn, so please check the ENV118 page regularly.
Information about how to access lecture recordings through the Echo360 EchoCenter page in iLearn can be found at: http://www.mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/lecture_recordings.htm
Macquarie University promotes student awareness of information management and information ethics. As well as training and the provision of information, the University promotes academic honesty through use of the online program Turnitin.
Information about how to submit assignments to Turnitin in iLearn can be found at: http://www.mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/assignments.htm
As well as being a key tool for assignment submission, marking and feedback, Turnitin compares your work with the work of your classmates, with previous students from Macquarie and other universities, with material available on the Internet, and with freely available and subscription-based electronic journals. The results are sent only to your lecturers, who will analyse them in reference to the University's Academic Honesty Policy.
You will be able to access the results of the Turnitin academic honesty scan for your own assignments, known as your ‘originality report’. In ENV118, we will allow you to overwrite the initial submission file with a second submission if you choose to do so, but only up until the final due date and time for the assignment. We consider this opportunity to fine-tune your academic honesty a considerable resource, and we hope that you will use this review process constructively to ensure you are referencing other material correctly and effectively.
There is no prescribed textbook for ENV118. There are, however, three books that will provide helpful guidance and we recommended that students look up and make use of these texts in the library or online:
- Bridgman, H., Dragovich, D. and Dodson, J. 2008. The Australian Physical Environment. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
- Goldie, J., Douglas, B. and Furnass, R. (Editors). 2005. In Search of Sustainability. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
- Hatton, T.J., Cork, S., Harper, P., Joy, R., Kanowski, P., Mackay, R., McKenzie, N. and Ward, T. (State of the Environment 2011 Committee). 2011. Australia State of the Environment 2011: An independent report presented to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Available online at http://www.environment.gov.au/science/soe
We also recommend that students majoring in this field secure a copy of:
- Hay, I. 2012. Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences (Fourth Edition). Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Relationship to Other Units in Your Study Program
ENV118 is a core part of the Environmental Management major within the BEnv, BSc and BA. It is also a core requirement of the BPlan and is a useful unit for any student interested in the environment and a sustainable future. It is taught by staff from the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geography and Planning, who have expertise in environmental science and human geography and the nexus between these disciplines. If you need academic advice on your program, please make an appointment to see an academic staff member.