|Course Title||Environmental Impact Assessment|
|Institution||University of Maria Curie|
I. AIM OF THE COURSE
The main aim of the course is to introduce the field of environmental management, by focusing on the procedures for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and taking into account the concept of sustainable development. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of human impacts on the environment, and how to evaluate the importance and significance of these impacts and regulate their effects. In addition, students will be able to practice a holistic approach to environmental problems solving, team work, scientific report writing skills, and oral presentation skills. The above mentioned knowledge and skills are regarded as very important in the light of EIA practice.
II. ROLE OF THE COURSE IN THE OVERALL DEGREE CURRICULUM
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) course is addressed to students of MSc studies in Environmental Protection as well as Geography, who specialize in Environmental Protection. In accordance with the formal Polish educational requirements established by the Ministry of Eduation, EIA forms an integral element of the core part of Environmental Protection studies in Poland.
III. METHODS USED
The course consists of lectures (15 hours) and practical classes (30 hours). Use will be made of role model playing which should help to develop problem solving skills, as well as to increase the understanding of EIA procedure. During practical classes case studies will be applied to illustrate scoping, screening, significance assessment, EIS review as well as public involvement methodologies. Modern computer methods will also be utilized to some extent.
IV. COURSE CONTENT
Practical classes (selection; specially structured exercises are based mainly on case studies)
V. READINGS (only in Polish)
Lenart W., Tyszecki A., 2000: Poradnik przeprowadzania ocen oddzialywania na srodowisko. EKOKONSULT, Gdansk.
Lenart W., 2000: Rola konsultacji i negocjacji spolecznych w procedurze uzgadniania inwestycji zmieniajacych srodowisko. EKOKONSULT, Gdansk.
Problemy Ocen Srodowiskowych (selected papers)