Environmental Planning (2021)
Environmental Planning is an interdisciplinary subject that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable management of the environment. Environmental Planning encompasses an integrated approach that incorporates environmental, cultural, technological, social and economic dimensions to gain insight into environmental problems and help us manage our resources more effectively.
Environmental Planning is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP). Environmental Planning is also available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Environmental Planning may be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Environmental Planning as a single major for the BA or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points, including 105 points above 100 level and 60 points at 300 level or above. Students must complete ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVPL202, ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302 and ENVPL303.
To complete Environmental Planning as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVPL202, and 45 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302 and ENVPL303.
To complete the BEP specified programme, students must complete the compulsory papers listed in the regulations for the degree as well as the requirements of a stream.
To complete the requirements of the BEP, students must complete:
as well as the following:
The three BEP streams and their requirements are:
Science and the Environment: 30 points from BIOEB102, EARTH101, EARTH102, ENVSC101; and ENVSC201; and 30 points from BIOEB202, EARTH221, EARTH231, EARTH241; and SCIEN300; and 30 points from BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, EARTH322, EARTH331, EARTH341 and EARTH342.
Society and the Environment: 30 points from ECONS101, ECONS102, GEOGY101, GEOGY103, POLSC102, SOCIO101, SOCPY100; and POPST201; and 30 points from ECONS200, ECONS202 or ECONS301, ECONS204 or ECONS307, PHILO217, POLCY212, POLSC211, SOCPY200; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, ECONS301, ECONS303, ECONS307, GEOGY301, GEOGY309, GEOGY323, GEOGY328, POLCY318, POLSC327, SOCPY300 and SOCPY301.
Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment: 30 points from MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI150; and POPST201; and 30 points from MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI250; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, MAORI302, MAORI303, MAORI304, MAORI311, MAORI312, MAORI350.
Note: Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(EnvPlan) and GradDip(EnvPlan)
- Prescriptions for the PGCert(EnvPlan), PGDip(EnvPlan), BSocSc(Hons) and MEP
- Prescriptions for the PhD
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 400 Level
- 500 Level
- 900 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(EnvPlan) and GradDip(EnvPlan)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in subjects outside Environmental Planning, such as science or law, who wish to study at graduate level, or to upskill in the area of Environmental Planning.
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning (GradCert(EnvPlan) students must complete 60 points comprising ENVPL201, ENVPL300 and 30 points from two other ENVPL coded papers at 300 level or above.
To complete the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Planning (GradDip(EnvPlan)) students must complete 120 points at 100 level or above, including ENVPL200, ENVPL201, and a further 15 points from ENVPL coded papers at 200 level or above (or ENVPL100), and ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, ENVPL303 and ENVPL304.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(EnvPlan), PGDip(EnvPlan), BSocSc(Hons) and MEP
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning (PGDip(EnvPlan) students must complete 120 points at 500 level, comprising ENVPL504, ENVPL506, ENVPL507, ENVPL508, ENVPL510 and a further 45 points from papers listed for Environmental Planning.
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in Environmental Planning, may undertake an honours programme in the subject area of Resources and Environmental Planning.
To complete a BSocSc(Hons), in this subject area, students must gain 120 points at 500 level in Environmental Planning, including at least 30 points in research (ENVPL590 or ENVPL591), ENVPL510 and 75 further points at 500 level from papers listed for Environmental Planning or papers approved by the Programme Convenor for Environmental Planning.
The requirements for admission to the MEP are set out in the Faculty Graduate Handbook.
To complete an MEP, students must normally complete 120 points at 500 level or above in papers listed for Environmental Planning, including either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis or 120-point thesis. The degree includes the option of a practicum paper, which may be particularly suitable for those candidates employed in the planning profession. Students should note the prerequisite papers.
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ARTSC103 Rights and Reason 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) Students will develop critical thinking skills by reasoning about human rights. Issues include rights-protection in difficult circumstances, who bears responsibility for protecting human rights, and armed intervention and torture in the name of human rights. ARTSC105 Language in Context 15.0 21A (Online) & 21B (Online) Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are given the tools to examine how human language reflects our histories, our social selves, and out immediate physical contexts. We observe how language is used to reinvent and to reinforce ... ARTSC106 Critical Social Science Research: The Crisis of Climate Change 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online) This paper is an introduction to critical social science research in Aotearoa New Zealand. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach spanning Indigenous and Feminist studies, political science and sociology, and is organised around the case study of climate change. BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and the structure, functioning and environmental responses of animals and plants. Examples will include New Zealand ecosystems and biota. EARTH101 Introduction to Earth System Sciences 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with a focus on physical processes. Topics covered include coastal processes and hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological cycle; rive... EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock record and geologic maps; the geological time scale and fossils; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes. ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Secondary School - Unistart), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Internet Waikato College), 21B (University of Waikato College) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses. ECONS102 Economics and Society 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper introduces selected economic models, with a focus on developing and applying critical thinking skills to a range of business and social issues and to economic policies. ENSLA103 English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Writing 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online) This paper covers research, approaches to and techniques for different writing genres, analysis of English text and discourse, and an understanding of issues in academic integrity. This paper is intended for students with English is an additional language. ENVPL100 Introduction to Environmental Planning 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on the built and natural environments of New Zealand. What are the big environmental issues? How should our towns and cities grow? Which natural resources require protection and how? Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of planning in order to provide an overview of the nature and purpose of pla... ENVPL101 Future Cities 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Urban areas are under increased pressure from population growth, development, natural hazards and climate change. These pressures are set to continue into the future and pose considerable challenges for both planning new urban areas and retrofitting existing ones. This paper focuses on the planning challenges for urban areas in the... ENVSC101 Environmental Science 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) A scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment including climate change, utilisation and exploitation of natural resources and the effects of human activities on biological, chemical and physical processes that form resources and control ecosystems. GEOGY101 Sustainable Geographies 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online) & 21B (Tauranga) An introduction to the rich field of social and cultural geography with links to the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals. A foundation paper for second year papers on contemporary cultural geographies, health geographies, and Maori geographies. GEOGY102 A Planet Under Pressure 15.0 No occurrences This paper investigates the current, Anthropocene epoch – during which human activity has become the dominant influence on the physical environment and its systems. GEOGY103 Environment and Society 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21B (Online) A critical exploration of intersections between human society and the environment. The course explores the ways in which different views and attitudes influence human interactions with the environment. Key themes include governance, management and development, which are addressed through issues such as climate change, population gr... MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online) & 21G (Online) An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society. MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga) An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings, farewells, focusing on family relationships, numbers, time, shopping, talking about a trip and commands. MAORI112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga) This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MAORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands, expression/idioms, describing clothing and parts of the body, and a variety of Marae protocol. MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time. POLSC102 New Zealand Politics and Policy 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper provides a foundation for the study of political science and public policy, with a particular focus on the study of government, politics and policy in New Zealand. SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding of contemporary societies. SOCPY100 Introduction to Social Policy 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other democratic societies.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem dynamics, and biogeography. Weekend field trips and computer laboratory work are essential elements. EARTH221 Soil Science 15.0 21B (Hamilton) An introduction to the nature, formation, and classification of soils, their physical, chemical, mineralogical, and biological properties, and issues of soil quality, land degradation and sustainable management. The paper also encompasses the properties, genesis, and distribution of the soils of New Zealand and their use. EARTH231 Water Resources, Weather and Climate 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Introduction to physical processes that influence the distribution of water in space and time within Aotearoa-New Zealand. Topics include mid-latitude weather and atmospheric precipitation processes that ultimately affect the availability of water across Aotearoa-New Zealand's diverse landscapes: a description of surface water reso... EARTH241 Oceanography 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of oceanography: particularly biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies, world trade and globalisation. ENVPL200 Environmental Planning 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper will introduce students to the nature of environmental planning and provide them with the knowledge and analytical skills they will need to understand the complex relationships between land, resources, and decision making in New Zealand and abroad. It will include discussions of contemporary issues such as climate change... ENVPL201 Introduction to Resource Management 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper is designed to provide students with an introduction to law and policy relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand. ENVPL202 Cartography and Spatial Analysis 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Confidence in the use of information technologies are essential for most jobs involving geography and environmental planning. Lectures and computer lab exercises involving Excel and ArcGIS provide an introduction to GIS, GPS, cartography, databases, and spatial analysis. This a compulsory paper for the Environmental Planning Degree... ENVSC201 Environmental Monitoring 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) An introduction to reasons for, and design and implementation of, environmental monitoring in New Zealand. Skills in data collection, management, presentation, and interpretation are developed for a range of environments using both field data collection and published data-sets. GEOGY209 Health, People, Place 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is paid to spatial well-being at a range of scales. GEOGY219 Māori Lands and Communities 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to Maori geographical perspectives and examines key events that shape Maori communities and their relationships to land, water and other taonga. GEOGY228 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Big Data 15.0 No occurrences GIS and big data are revolutionising the application of Geography in the job market. This paper provides foundational knowledge in digital Geography and Geographical Information Systems, which are used at level 3 and postgraduate level. Students will develop confidence in the use of GIS, cartography, and data handling techniques. MAORI202 Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Maori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary Maori culture. MAORI203 Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online) The paper looks at the detrimental effects that research has historically had on Indigenous peoples and the relatively recent creation of research methodologies by Indigenous peoples to counteract Imperial research, and to empower and decolonise. MAORI211 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga) This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI112, developing a complexity in language skills required in the communication of detailed travel directions, describing internal and external characteristics of a person and describing objects. MAORI212 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2 15.0 21A (Secondary School - Unistart), 21B (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga) This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI211, developing further language skills required in Maori for communication about feelings, emotions, and describing the weather. MAORI250 Māori Politics 15.0 21B (Online) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper examines Maori and Indigenous politics in a broad sense, from key ideas such as sovereignty, tino rangatiratanga, and autonomy, through to crucial forms of resistance via various political structures including local, Iwi, national and global Indigenous movements. PHILO217 Environmental Ethics 15.0 21H (Online) A study of ethical questions about the relation of humans to the rest of the natural world, including the attribution of value and rights to the non-human world and ethical issues in environment and development. POLCY212 Power, Politics and Policy Analysis 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online) This paper introduces students to public policy analysis. Students focus on the role of politics, public participation and policy in addressing society's big problems, how they are framed and defined, and how solutions are developed and implemented within the context of the policy process. POLSC211 Political Systems around the World 15.0 21B (Hamilton) The paper introduces the comparative study of political institutions, the study of the politics of a number of countries, their similarities and differences, from established democracies to authoritarian regimes. POPST201 Population Studies 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online) This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding of the demographic drivers of population change and composition, while exploring some of the rich theories and methodological approaches which comprise Population Studies. SOCPY200 Social Policy and Social Issues 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) The paper continues the study of social policy at 200 level. The focus of this paper is on the welfare state, the policy cycle as well as social problems, such as poverty.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ANTHY325 Māori Heritage Management 15.0 No occurrences The paper is concerned with interpreting and protecting the Maori cultural landscape, particularly in relation to current legislation, the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process, and issues of iwi/hapu. BIOEB303 Terrestrial Ecology 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper explores ecological theory to understand the dynamics, functioning, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in New Zealand and across the globe. Labs, workshops, and a weekend field trip are core components of this paper. BIOEB304 Freshwater Ecology 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) An introduction to the ecology of lakes and rivers. Topics covered include the structure and function of major freshwater communities, fish and fisheries, human impacts and the management of inland waters. BIOEB305 Marine Ecology 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery, recruitment, organism interactions with their environment, nutrient cycles, limits on productivity) in a marine setting. We also cover human impacts on marine environments including fishe... EARTH322 Soil and Water Management 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper integrates an understanding of land/soil and water processes that occur at paddock to catchment to national scales. A focus is on management practices that optimise resource use for productive purposes with attention to avoidance or minimisation of environmental effects. Topics include soil degradation, soil fertility, ... EARTH331 Hydrology and Water Resources 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to the techniques of both resource and hazard analysis of fresh water. There is focus on groundwater modelling for resource studies, at the regional level and for analysis of pumped wells. There are also aspects of surface water application, including hydro power studies. Hazard aspects will include t... EARTH341 Coastal Oceanography 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf, longwaves, resonance, seiching, methodologies for quantifying processes and coastal responses, waves and surfzone processes. EARTH342 Coastal Geomorphology and Management 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper focuses on understanding of coastal processes, sediments, and evolution of coastal landforms as a basis for coastal management. Topics covered include coastal sediments and processes; coastal landforms, their origin and evolution; coastal hazards and their mitigation; and case studies of coastal issues. ECONS301 Economic Growth and Wellbeing 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper covers the main macroeconomic models. There is analysis of the design and impact of macroeconomic policy, including implication for economic growth and wellbeing. ECONS303 Applied Quantitative Research Methods 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper provides essential quantitative skills for analysing empirical data, evaluating causal effects of actual or proposed interventions and predicting economic and financial outcomes. It will also help to prepare students for graduate studies in economics. ECONS307 Economics of Land, Water and Environment 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including pollution, sustainable development, resource scarcity, and climate change. ENVPL300 Planning in Aotearoa New Zealand 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with a practical understanding of the broad range of different types of contemporary urban planning which occurs in New Zealand cities, towns and regions. ENVPL301 Planning for Sustainability 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper critically examines the concept of sustainability, discusses the various environmental pressures, such as climate change, and explores current best practice responses from global to local scales. ENVPL302 Māori Resource Management 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper introduces Maori principles of resource management and examines their relevance to contemporary planning processes. ENVPL303 Environmental Assessment and Policy 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This is a project-based paper that provides an understanding of how environmental assessments are prepared, and used to assist decision-making and inform policy implementation for complex environmental problems such as climate change impacts, freshwater quality, and environmental pollution. GEOGY301 Disasters and Development 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Development has a significant influence on the way in which hazards impact on people, and the occurrence of disasters alters the scope of development. This paper identifies the value of focusing on disaster reduction and sustainable development as part of the same agenda. Addressing the importance of approaching and applying a disa... GEOGY309 Gender, Place and Culture 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper is a forum for debate in critical geographies of difference. Key concerns are intersections between gender, ethnicity, nationality and other social divisions in relation to place and environment. GEOGY323 Indigenous Geographies 15.0 No occurrences This paper focuses on indigenous experiences of imperialism and colonialism. It places into comparative context the impacts of colonial processes upon indigenous communities and their lands and resources. GEOGY328 Geographical Information Systems 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Online) & 21B (Block - Tauranga) GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is compulsory for the GIS minor and covers all aspects of GIS analysis, including remote sensing and model building. ArcGIS Pro is used in the labs and students have the opportunity to instal... MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper looks at the influence and forms that Matauranga Maori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and research, education, policy and social reform. MAORI303 Critical Indigenous Theory 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper looks at the key theoretical influences, from Marxism to post-structuralism, upon critical Indigenous studies and the most significant writings by those Indigenous scholars who have chosen to engage with critical theory. MAORI304 Sustainability in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper looks at Indigenous epistemological formations of sustainability as one of the most pressing issues for Indigenous peoples particularly in the Pacific, and also as a concept where Indigenous peoples can be prominent in influencing discourses. MAORI311 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga) I tua atu o MAORI212, arotahi ai tenei akoranga ki te whakahohonu, whakawhanui ake i te reo me nga pukenga o te akonga ki te tuhituhi, ki te whakawhitiwhiti korero, ki te whakaatu me te whakamarama i nga kaupapa rereke o nga horopaki o te ao tawhito, te ao hou hoki. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI212 further dev... MAORI312 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga) I tua atu o MAORI311, ko ta tenei pepa he ata kuhu ki roto i etahi rangahau e hangai nei ki te whaikorero me te karanga, waihoki, ka kuhuna nga kano ahuatanga o te reo tonu, ara te kiwaha, te whakatauki me nga tongikura. I ko atu i enei, ka arohaehaetia nga manukura Maori. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI311 broa... MAORI350 Mana Motuhake 15.0 21B (Hamilton) A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development. POLCY318 Global Environmental Politics and Policy 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper explores contemporary debates on environmental politics, sustainability, justice, and environmental governance. It examines the political processes underpinning the search for cooperative solutions to environmental dilemmas, including climate change. POPST302 Exploring Population Change 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online) This paper applies methods for measuring population size, composition and change, which are used extensively for understanding population issues in public policy, human resource planning, forecasting and business planning. SCIEN300 Science Communication 15.0 21G (Hamilton) This paper discusses different ways in which science can be communicated by scientists to others. It gives students opportunities to practise verbal, written, visual and other forms of communication. SOCPY300 Social Policy 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper provides students with experience of the ways in which policy is formulated and enacted. Theoretical perspectives are consolidated and extended to enhance opportunities for employment in the social policy field.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENVPL401 Planning Theory 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper discusses the various theories that influence how we plan our world. It will cover issues such as power, justice, governance, politics, neoliberalism, marxism, gender, democracy and environmental racism. ENVPL402 Plan and Consents 15.0 21X (Block) This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent process under the RMA. Students are engaged in experiential learning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand. ENVPL404 Plan Making 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Students gain a comprehensive understanding of plan development processes and develop skills relevant to plan making in professional planning practice. ENVPL406 Planning Law 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper is designed to provide students with strong knowledge of the legal context of planning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand. ENVPL407 Professional Planning Skills 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This is a practical, workshop-based paper which provides students with an understanding of a range of practical skills used by planners in professional planning practice, including negotiation; plan interpretation and assessment skills; and developing an understanding of the roles and expertise of technical experts in planning. ENVPL490 Directed Study 30.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a contemporary issue relating to environmental planning theory and/or practice.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENVPL502 Environmental Planning: Practicum 30.0 21X (Hamilton) This paper is conducted in the workplace with supervision from University staff and a workplace supervisor or mentor. The aims of the paper are to broaden the student's practical planning experience, so that they develop confidence and sound judgement as autonomous planning professionals. The paper involves regular reflection on,... ENVPL504 Plan Making 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Students gain a comprehensive understanding of plan development processes and develop skills relevant to plan making in professional planning practice. ENVPL505 Māori Environmental Management 15.0 No occurrences This paper aims to extend student understanding of key concepts, principles and methods relevant to Maori environmental management. Students who complete this paper will be expected to show an understanding or Maori perspectives on environmental management and be aware of the diversity within the Maori world. The paper has a focus on Maori and the Resource Management Act (RMA) and provides students with an understanding of co-management, partnership and collaboration with hapu and iwi in contemporary environmental management. Students will be expected to demonstrate communication skills necessary to facilitate Maori environmental planning. ENVPL506 Planning Law 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of the legal context of planning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand. ENVPL507 Professional Planning Skills 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This course develops specific professional skills required by planners and other professionals working in planning-related roles, and extends students' understanding of the multi-disciplinary context of environmental planning, including negotiation; plan interpretation and assessment skills; and developing an understanding of the r... ENVPL508 Plan and Consents 15.0 21X (Block) This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent process under the RMA. Students are engaged in experiential learning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand. ENVPL510 Planning Theory 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper discusses the various theories that influence how we plan our world. It will cover issues such as power, justice, governance, politics, neoliberalism, marxism, gender, democracy and environmental racism. ENVPL589 Directed Study 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) This paper will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENVPL590 Directed Study 30.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENVPL591 Dissertation 30.0 21I (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. ENVPL592 Dissertation 60.0 21X (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. ENVPL593 Environmental Planning Thesis 90.0 21X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. ENVPL594 Environmental Planning Thesis 120.0 21X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. GEOGY520 Human Dimensions of Environmental Change 30.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper examines the increasing risks imposed on human communities by global environmental change such as global warming and the occurrence of so-called natural disasters. The paper establishes a platform for the critical analysis of these processes by introducing students to important theoretical developments including the role... GEOGY538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems 15.0 21X (Block) Automated GIS, using programming or scripts, are extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. GIS professionals are expected have the skills to write their own scripts, as well as execute and manipulate existing scripts. In this pape... GEOGY548 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling 15.0 21X (Block) This paper provides a close examination of contemporary GIS modelling. GIS is used for a range of applications and in this paper students gain practical experience and understanding of many of these. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS models in their choice of application. This paper is required for the graduate spec... GEOGY558 Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning 15.0 21A (Hamilton) GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is designed as an introduction to GIS for graduate students and is co-taught with GEOGY328. It covers all aspects of GIS analysis, including remote sensing and model building. ArcGIS Pro is u... MAORI502 Sustainable Resource Issues 30.0 21A (Online) This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of Maori and Pacific peoples. POLSC537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy 30.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to the complexities and challenges of environmental policy processes, and develops skills in scholarly research on environmental policy making. A significant focus of the paper is on analysing and understanding the complex intersections of institutions, culture, science and technology, and systems of ...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENVPL900 Environmental Planning PhD Thesis 120.0 21I (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) No description available.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 April 2021 9:13am