MGMT70019
Introduction to Environmental Management
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2021
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Environmental Development, Occupational Health and Safety
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210118_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a course offered through OntarioLearn. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com and you will be sent an email with your login details.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Study the development of analytical and evaluation skills required in the management of environmental issues. Become familiar with the fate and effects of environmental contaminants as well as their safe management. Students are exposed to environmental policies, legislation procedures, and become familiar with the implications and effects of environmental management strategies. The application and development of site inspections and program auditing are explored to assist in the recognition and analysis of potential environmental risks as they would apply in the development of an environmental management system.

Program Context

 
Environmental Development Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A

Occupational Health and Safety Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of the course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Acknowledge the complexity of Environmental Policies, Legislation and Procedures -Identify key components of regulations / procedures -Distinguish between mandatory action requirements and best practices -Understand the complexity of various regulations and codes and their relationship
  2. Understand and explain the general Environmental Terms and Concepts -Identify and explain environmental terms and concepts
  3. Understand and explain the basic principles of an Environmental Management System (EMS) -Identify the key steps associated in development of an EMS -Gain an understanding of implementation of an EMS -Explain the importance of sub-components of the ISO14001 standard
  4. Understand and demonstrate an Environmental Assessment/Screening -Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act -Conduct a screening of environmental projects using CEAA exclusion and inclusion lists -Prepare a report based on findings of screening
  5. Understand and explain Environmental Programs and Audits -Understand and apply basic audit techniques -Develop audit protocols based on existing environmental regulations

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Assignment 115.0%
 Assignment 215.0%
 Main Discussion Boards (2X10%)20.0%
 Lesson Discussion (5@2%)10.0%
 Final Assessment40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Passing grade for this course is 60%.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Algonquin College) AL-SAF5409.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
OptionalOtherNo books are required

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:

Not Available



Sheridan Policies

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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