RIVER AND WETLANDS ENVIRONMENTS

OED2RWE

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students build on previous experience in the Murray Catchment. Students undertake an extended practical experience to consolidate their knowledge of natural and cultural history, land management and ecology directly relevant to selected river and wetland environments of south-eastern Australia. They examine the notions of water in a dry landscape, developing understanding of how catchment use determines river health through exploration of the lower reaches of the Murray River. Students develop naturalist and paddling expertise, and knowledge of river and riparian ecology to enable exploration and promote experiential and interpretive knowledge of river and wetland environments.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites OED1OEE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is normally only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Nature Tourism) or Bachelor of Arts (Outdoor Education) courses.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe MurrayPreliminaryMacKay, N & Eastburn, D. edsCANBERRA: MURRAY DARLING BASIN COMMISSION (1990)
ReadingsThe Murray: A River And Its PeoplePreliminarySinclair, P.MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS. 2001

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Field Trip
One 18.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,750-word assignment30
one 1,750-word assignment30
practical competenciesPractical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment40

Bendigo, 2014, Summer semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 02 - 07
One 18.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 05 - 05
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,750-word assignment30
one 1,750-word assignment30
practical competenciesPractical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment40