UNIT WEBPAGE AND TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
This unit is run via iLearn. All administrative updates, assessments etc will be posted on the iLearn page. Announcements are sent directly to students' offical mq.edu.au email addresses - it is the student's responsibility to check iLearn regularly. Online units can be accessed at: http://www.ilearn.mq.edu.au
LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY
This unit strongly utilises the iLearn platform. iLearn acts as the first port of call in terms of updates and announcements relevant to the unit.
iLearn offers a number of opportunities to include current events and updates relevant to international environmental law as part of weekly dicussion. This is something that students are encouraged to initiate and engage in as it can help solidify understanding of key concepts through the course. You must check the iLearn page for updates and announcements.
In order to successfully complete this unit you must ensure that you keep up to date with weekly readings. This unit requires students to complete all readings prior to weekly tutorials. The lecture is designed to provide an overview that augments the prescribed readings - the lectures are not a substitute for the readings.
Each weekly tutorial discussion will be based upon the listed questions for that week. Students are expected to attend each tutorial having considered their answers and be prepared for discussion.
All assessment tasks are to be completed.
Communication with the teaching staff should take place through iLearn or in the designated consultation times.
This unit will use electronic submission (Turnitin) and grading tools (Grademark) through the iLearn page. All work is to be submitted electronically.
Information about how to submit work online can be accessed through the iLearn unit.
Return of marked work
Marked work is to be accessed by the student via Turnitin and the iLearn page.
Word length of assignments should be indicated. Word limits should be adhered to. The word length indicated for the assignments is exclusive of footnotes and Bibliography.
Applications for an extension are only granted in cases of serious and unavoidable disruption in accordance with the University policy on Disruption to Studies. All applications for Disruption to Study are made online via Ask.mq.edu.au and must be accompanied by the appropriate professional authority form.
Penalties for Late Submission
Work submitted after the due date that has not received an extension in accordance with the Disruption to Studies policy will receive a mark of zero.
Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales, International Environmental Law - A Modern Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2015) ISBN: 9781107673342.
Recommended Additional Texts If you have not done international law before it may be useful to have access to a basic international law text, such as: Dixon, M, Textbook on International Law, London: Blackstone Press Ltd, 6th ed 2007; OR Shaw, M N, International Law, Cambridge University Press, 6th ed 2008; OR Triggs, G., International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices, LexisNexis Australia, 2nd ed, 2011.
Alam, S., (et al) The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, Routledge, 1st ed, 2012. [Please note – purchasing this book is not compulsory]