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 BEP, or as a major for the BA and the BSocSc. Environmental Planning may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Environmental Planning as a single major, students must gain 135 points comprised of ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVPL202, ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, and ENVPL303.
To complete Environmental Planning as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points comprised of ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENPL202, and 45 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, and ENVPL303.
To complete a minor in Environmental Planning, students must complete 60 points comprised of ENVPL100, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, and 15 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL301 and ENVPL302.
To complete the specified programme in Environmental Planning for the BEP, students must complete the compulsory papers listed in the regulations for the degree as well as the requirements of a stream. The requirements for the three streams are:
Te Ara Taiao: Maori and the Environment: 30 points from the BEP list; and 30 points from MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI150; and POPST201; and 30 points from MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI250; and one of POPST302 or GEOGY301; and 30 points from ANTHY325, MAORI302, MAORI303, MAORI304, MAORI311, MAORI312, MAORI350.
Science and the Environment: 30 points from the BEP list; and 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 Environment: 30 points from the BEP list; and 30 points from ECONS101, ECONS102, GEOGY101, GEOGY103, POLSC102, SOCIO101, SOCPY100; and POPST201; and 30 points from ECONS200, ECONS202/301, ECONS204/307, PHILO217, POLSC211, POLCY212, SOCPY200; and one of POPST302 or GEOGY301; and 30 points from ANTHY325, ECONS301, ECONS307, ECONS303, GEOGY301, GEOGY309, GEOGY323, GEOGY328, POLSC327, POLSC318, SOCPY300 and SOCPY301.
BEP List: BIOEB102, EARTH101, EARTH102, ECONS101, ECONS102, ENVSC101, GEOGY103, POLSC102, MAORI111.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Environmental Planning in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for programme advice.
ERTH284 may not be counted towards the BEP.
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|ARTSC101||Indigenous Social Science Research||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|With an emphasis on indigenous ways of understanding and knowing, students engage with critical questions about social issues, examine a range of social science research strategies
and techniques, and consider the ethical values required of researchers engaged with indigenous peoples and communities.|
|ARTSC103||Rights and Reasons||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga) & 18B (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.|
|ARTSC111||Social Science Theory and Action||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper introduces University of Waikato social scientists as researchers. Each presenters research will be discussed to demonstrate how it illustrates key themes of the social sciences
and their specific disciplines.|
|MAORI150||Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi||18A (Tauranga) & 18B (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.|
|SOCIO101||Introduction to Sociology||18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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||18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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. The paper will include presentations by guest speakers who are active in implementing social policies in our community.|
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|ECONS200||Understanding the Global Economy||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies, world trade and globalisation.|
|MAORI250||Maori Politics||18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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.|
|SOCPY200||Social Policy and Social Issues||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (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.|
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|BIOL312||Applied Terrestrial Ecology||18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)|
|A course that explores ecological principles, ecosystem dynamics and functioning, restoration, conservation genetics, conservation ecology, forest ecosystems, pest control and protection of native species.|
|BIOL313||Applied Freshwater Ecology||18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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.|
|BIOL314||Marine Biology and Monitoring||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|An introduction to the structure and function of marine ecosystems. This paper also covers human impacts on marine environments, including fisheries, as well as the design of ecological surveys and experiments. Field trip and practical classes are integral to the course.|
|ERTH343||Coastal Geomorphology and Management||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|A study of the geomorphic development of coastal features. Topics include qualitative and semi-quantitative assessments of coastal hazards, impacts of sea-level rise, dredge spoil disposal, stability of coasts, coastal protection and mitigation of hazards.|
|GEOG328||Geographic Information Systems||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|GIS is widely used for providing information through mapping and spatial analysis. This paper will teach you how to use GIS, including an overview of data, analysis functions and applications.|
|SOCP302||Social Policy||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper focuses on developing a critical approach to the formulation, content and implementation of New Zealand social policy in an international context. It examines a variety of contemporary policy domains, all of which, in some way, affect the wellbeing of children and families. The paper provides knowledge and skills relevan...|