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Course Description

Discover the importance of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) as a tool to assist in meeting the goals of sustainable development. Examine EIA procedures as practiced currently under the provincial (Alberta) and federal (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency) regulatory processes. Understand the importance of new and emerging developments on the EIA process in Alberta, including use of third-party reviewers (the 3PC initiative), efforts towards development of standardized Terms of Reference (ToRs) and the shifting of focus to cumulative effects assessments. Gain practical skills on the various steps required to put together an EIA report. The course utilizes a mix of lectures, in-class exercises, break-outs sessions and large group discussions.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Understand and explain what an Environmental Impact Assessment is
  • Describe the objectives and benefits of doing an EIA
  • Describe the kinds of projects for which an EIA is required in Alberta and by the federal government
  • Identify and describe the key steps involved in putting together an EIA
  • Explain and understand the various reports prepared during the EIA process

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Type
Class
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2021 to Jun 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Introduction to Environmental Assessment - A guide to Principles and Practice
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Bram F. Noble
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199006342

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course is delivered in a classroom and online simultaneously. The instructor will teach both classroom and online students at the same time, and may have help from an assistant.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2021 to Jun 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Introduction to Environmental Assessment - A guide to Principles and Practice
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Bram F. Noble
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199006342

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates. This course is delivered online synchronously with students in a classroom. The instructor will teach both online and classroom students at the same time, and may have the help from an assistant.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

 

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