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Associate Professor ABD’Razack, Nelson (PhD; MNITP,RTP) Email: n.abdrazack@legacyuniversitygm.org College of Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Design Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Course description:

At the end of the course, Students should be able to: Understand the Meaning of Environmental Impact Assessment; Know the Scope of Environmental Impact Assessment; Understand the Requirements of Environmental Impact Assessment Identify and assess the Natural environmental policy and guidelines Environmental Impact Assessment; Explain the Procedure of Preparing and writing Environmental Impact Assessment Report; Know the Interdisciplinary team efforts and impact assessment techniques; understand the Environmental protection, Assessments; Know the Public reaction to environmental problems; Understand the reason for Environmental management and know the Gambia’s EIA Law and its relevance to environmental protection. 

This course includes the following lecture themes: This course focused on the following topics: 1. Meaning of Environmental Impact Assessment 2. Scope of Environmental Impact Assessment 3. Requirements of Environmental Impact Assessment 4. Natural environmental policy and guidelines Environmental Impact 

Assessment 5. Procedure of Preparing and writing Environmental Impact Assessment 

Report. 6. Interdisciplinary team efforts and impact assessment techniques. 7. Environmental protection, Assessments 8. Public reaction to environmental problems, 

  1. Environmental management. 10. Gambia’s EIA Law and its relevance to environmental protection. 

Methods of Instruction: 

  1. a) Lectures b) Tutorials c) Assignments d) Term Paper and Seminar Presentation) 

Methods of Course Assessment: Criteria Marks Test 20 Assignment/Term Paper 10 Semester examination 70 Total 100 

Pre-requisite courses: None 

Co-requisite course(s): None 

Recommended Reference Materials: Textbooks 1. Government of the Gambia (2014) Environmental Impact Assessment 

Regulations. 2. MacKinnon, A. J., Duinker, P. N., Walker, T. R. (2018). The Application of 

Science in Environmental Impact Assessment. Routledge. 3. Eccleston, Charles H. (2011). Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide 

to Best Professional Practices. Chapter 5. ISBN 978-1439828731 4. Eccleston, Charles; Doub, J. Peyton (2012). Preparing NEPA Environmental Assessments: A User’s Guide to Best Professional Practices. CRC Press. ISBN 9781439808825. 5. Wolfrum, R., & Matz, N., (2003), Conflicts in International Environmental Law, Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches Öffentliches Recht und Völkerrech 

  1. Carroll, B. and Turpin T. (2009). Environmental impact assessment 

handbook, 2nd ed. Thomas Telford Ltd, ISBN 978-0-7277-3509-6 7. Fischer, T. B. (ed., 2016). Environmental Assessment. Critical Concepts of 

the Built Environment, Routledge, New York. ISBN 978-1-138-77776-7 

Journals 1. Journal of Environ Impact Assess Rev. 2. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 

Web 1. www.en.wikipedia.org 2. http://www.fao.org/3/v9933e/v9933e02.htm3. 3. https://advancedurbandesign.com/

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