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Environmental Management (Nankai) DUMF5122

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will provide students with a thorough and comprehensive grounding in environmental management. It will examine the major theoretical approaches to the study of environmental management.


12 * 3-hour sessions

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Nankai JGS Environmental Science programme.

Excluded Courses





■ Coursework in the form of an essay 3,000 words in length (60% of grade)

■ A written exam to be convened in class (40% of grade)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce the macroscopic strategy of sustainable development, middle regional environmental planning/management and microcosmic ecological protection/pollution control technology.

From a macro point of view, it introduces the basic contents and procedures of environmental management, illustrated by the use of case studies.

The particular needs of countries and environments will be introduced by means of further case studies.

From a micro point of view, this course aims to build understanding of the development strategies of environment protection, such as recycling economy, green economy, ecological restoration, atmospheric joint prevention and control strategy.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

- Explain the theories of environmental management in substantive, methodological and epistemological terms;

- Analyze these theories in terms of their core normative problems, units of analysis, and assumptions;

- Explain and critically asses specific environment protection strategies, such as the recycling economy, the green economy, ecological restoration, and atmospheric pollution prevention and control;

- Identify and discuss deficits and gaps in contemporary environmental management theory;

- Critically examine debates about the purpose and limits of environmental management theory;

- Apply environmental management theories to current environmental protection.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.