OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS

OED1OEE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the natural and cultural characteristics of riverine, box and ironbark forests, and mountain and alpine areas of south-eastern Australia. Changing attitudes towards the land are explored by a chronological examination of Aboriginal and European occupation of the continent. Current land management issues are explored through a number of case studies, with particular emphasis on land use conflicts in the Australian alpine area.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNoel Meyers

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Alps: Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National ParkPrescribedSlattery, D. (1998)USNW PRESS
ReadingsRivers as Ecological Systems: The Murray-Darling BasinPrescribedYoung, W.J.,(ed) 2001MURRAY-DARLING BASIN COMMISSION.
ReadingsWildlife of the Box-Ironbark countryPrescribedTzaros, C. 2005CSIRO PUBLISHING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of (a) the concepts of bioregions and Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs), (b) the landforms, climate, hydrology and/or biota of the following four bioregions: Riverine Plains, Box and Ironbark forests, Mountains and Alpine bioregions, and (c) the changing attitudes of Aborigines and Europeans towards land in different bioregions, (d) past and present land management strategies in each of the four bioregions

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field trips

02. Report on observations and data collected on a field trip complemented by material covered in lectures, tutorials and published literature

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials

03. Read and discuss the literature on the natural and cultural history of the four bioregions, and demonstrate skills in oral communication through the presentation of selected topics in tutorials

Activities:
Tutorials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Meyers

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word assignmentPractical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.35 02
one 2 hour exam50 01
tutorial participationmeasured by contribution to analytical discussion15 03