RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (WHITE WATER)

OED2RE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop knowledge, understanding and experience of river environments in order to undertake safe living and travel. Students examine natural and cultural history, land management, hydrology and ecology directly relevant to selected river environments of South Eastern Australia. Students develop technical expertise of paddling, and experiential and interpretative knowledge of river environments as preparation for peer leadership.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - 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
ReadingsBook of Readings.PrescribedTBAMEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an environmental understanding and localised knowledge of selected river environments.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

02. Develop reflective and analytical skills relating to personal and group experiences in river environments.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

03. Establish technical paddling competence on moving water (Grade 2).

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

04. Perform self-rescue, basic rescue of others, and equipment recovery on moving water (Grade 2).

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

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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-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 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.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word assignment50 01, 02
practical workHurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work50 03, 04