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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 105
Full UC Title: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 
Transcript Title: ENVMT IMPACT ASSMNT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides a relevant foundation for policy-making, sustainable development, and environmental law. The course focuses on the differences between Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The course considers international development and how each instrument is made operational in the European Union as well as various other countries, including developing countries. The course presents impact prediction methods, how these methods are used, and the possibilities and limitations to predicting impacts on the environment. The course divides environmental and social aspects into the following themes: water, soil, biodiversity, climate change, social impact assessment, human rights, and cultural heritage. The course emphasizes the possibilities for mitigation and compensation of project impacts. Finally, the course critically discusses the quality and added value of EIA and SEA through aspects such as context, participation, communication, influence on decision making, and quality criteria. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 
Partner University Department: Sustainable Development 
Partner University Course Number: GEO3-2123