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RENR 7002 - Environmental Assessment

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course covers the history, purpose and methods of environmental impact assessment (EIA). The purpose and an overview of approaches to EIA are presented and the Environmental Assessment Act of BC will be used as an example of environmental assessment (EA) policy and procedure.. Environmental assessment procedures according to Canadian Standards Association (CSA) will also be discussed. Examples of EA in other jurisdictions (e.g., USA, South America, et al.) will be reviewed. Methods and techniques for assessing environmental impacts and actions, such as avoidance, mitigation, reclamation or restoration, are surveyed and critically examined through class discussions, guest speakers and case studies.

Prerequisite(s)

Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$815.29

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 80602

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Apr 12 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 12 Tue 15:30 - 18:30 BBY SW05 Rm. 2825

Instructor

Kim Ives

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$815.29

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Departmental Approval is required. Please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at giti_abouhamzeh@bcit.ca or 778-331-1392 to get permission.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the general process of environmental assessment.
  • Discuss, with respect to environmental assessment, concepts and methods for valuing natural resources, and ecological goods and services.
  • Discuss the role of the public and of advocacy groups in environmental assessment.
  • Interpret and apply the BC Environmental Assessment policy.
  • Critically assess selected EA case studies from B.C. or other jurisdictions.
  • Critically assess various strategies to deal with environmental impacts.
  • Describe the purpose and mandate of the Canadian Standards Association with respect to EA.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

RENR 7002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Science

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