READING AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES

OED1RAL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to the processes that shape Australian landscapes. Selected environments are used to illustrate influences and interrelationships of climate, ecology and land forming processes on the natural system. Through practical work, field work and assignments students learn to use a range of techniques that will enable them to "read" landscapes from a naturalist's and an outdoor educator's perspective.

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
ReadingsThe Australian physical environmentPrescribedBridgman, H, Dragovich, D. & Dodson, J. 2008OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes that shape Australian landscapes, particularly Australian landforms, soils, water, climate and biota.

Activities:
Lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Describe the fundamental interrelationships of landforms, soils, water, climate, biota and human influences on the natural environment of (a) the box and ironbark country of central Victoria, (b) coastal environments, and (c) arid zone landscapes.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Develop a range of skills that will enable you to read landscapes that draws on lecture presentations, field-based activities and through published literature.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Understand and describe the landforms, soils, water properties, biota and cultural history of a selected field site visited in this subject

Activities:
Lectures and practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Meyers

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 11 - 13
One 1.0 days field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour final examination40 01, 02
One 1500-word assignmentHurdle requirement: Satisfactory participation and performance in practical work40 01, 03, 04
Two 300-word assignments20 03