ENVS1018 relies on a structured teaching program to facilitate your learning and critical thinking. The unit is taught via interactive lectures, tutorials, readings, and assessment tasks.
Students must attend one two-hour lecture and one one-hour tutorial class per week (note: a tutorial is held in week 1, there no tutorials in Week 13).
Weekday attendance students are expected to attend the lectures and tutorial. Tutorial attendance is part of the hurdle assessment task.
The timetable for ENVS1018 can be found at: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2021/
A detailed class schedule with lecture and tutorial topics is available on iLearn.
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.
ENVS1018 earns 10 credit points towards your degree. For a 10 credit point unit such as ENVS1018, you are expected to dedicate 150 hours over the semester.
This requires planning on your part to do all the work required in lectures, tutorials and assignments.
ENVS1018 iLearn login page: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/
The ENVS1018 iLearn page uses Macquarie University’s standard interface and has links, discussion threads, blogs, 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 ENVS1018 page regularly.
Information about how to access lecture recordings through the Echo360 EchoCenter page in iLearn can be found at: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/tools-and-resources/ilearn/ilearn-quick-guides-for-students/lecture-recordings
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: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/technology/systems/ilearn/assignments-grades
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 Integrity 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 ENVS1018, 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.
Recommended Texts and Readings
There is no prescribed textbook for ENVS1018. However, these books and reports will provide helpful guidance and we recommended that students look up and make use of these texts in the library or online:
• Hay, I. 2012 Communicating in geography and the environmental sciences (Fourth ed.). Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press (also available as an e-book).
• Jackson, W.J., Argent, R.M., Bax, N.J., Bui, E., Clark, G.F., Coleman, S., Cresswell, I.D., Emmerson, K.M., Evans, K., Hibberd, M. F. Johnston, E.L. Keywood, M.S., Klekociuk, A., Mackay, R., Metclafe, D., Murphy, H., Rankin, A., Smith, D.C., and Wiencke, B 2016. Australia State of the Environment 2016. Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Available online at https://soe.environment.gov.au/
• Rose, D.B. 1996 Nourishing terrains: Australian Aboriginal views of landscape and wilderness. Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra.
• Gibson, K., Rose, D.B. and Fincher, R., 2015. Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene. Punctum books, Brooklyn, NY.
There are a range of readings relevant to the tutorial and lecture program. You will be guided through these via the iLearn site. To find these items go to the Macquarie University Leganto site - link available on iLearn.