Courses Catalogue

Environment Impact Assessment

COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course introduces In service Teachers to the methodology of environmental impact assessment (EIA) as a vital tool for sound environmental management and decision-making. The course provides an overview of the concepts, methods, issues and various forms and stages of the EIA process.It examines the development of EIA overseas and in Australia. It mainly draws on case studies of EIA in Uganda  but also focuses on the EIA process in other countries, including developing countries. Different levels and systems of EIA are examined to highlight the diversity of approach and impact of the EIA process.

Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course in service teachers should  be able to :

1. Explain the major principles of environmental impact assessment in Australia

2. Understand the different steps within environmental impact assessment

3. Discuss the implications of current jurisdictional and institutional arrangements in relation to environmental impact assessment

4. Communicate both orally and in written form the key aspects of environmental impact assessment

5. Understand how to liaise with and the importance of stakeholders in the EIA process

6. Be able to access different case studies/examples of EIA in practice

steeped in research methods and rigor

based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development

demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment

Teamwork and communication skills

developed from, with, and via the SGDE

honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies

encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning

Career and leadership readiness

technology savvy

professional and, where relevant, fully accredited

forward thinking and well informed

tested and validated by work based experiences

Intercultural and ethical competency

adept at operating in other cultures

comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts

Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes

demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges