HUMAN LANDSCAPE

ARC3LAN

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will cover a variety of topics on natural and human induced landscape dynamics. Discussion will highlight methods for interpreting past and present landscapes. We will consider the reciprocal relationship and interaction of human societies and biogeographical landscapes. We will also factor in the influences of environmental change in these interactions. Because very few landscapes have escaped the effects of human activities, the role humans have played in landscape modification and the distributions of plants and animals, and the implications for their dynamic changes will be focal points for this subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to understand the principles behind paleoenvironmental methods and their applicability to broad temporal and spatial scale landscape modification.

Activities:
Exposure through lectures, discussions in class and tutorials and tutorial presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrate awareness of paleoenvironmental field and laboratory methods, including the literature and current thinking associated with them.

Activities:
Exposure through lectures and short answer exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Demonstrate understanding of multiple methods for investigating landscape modification in a variety of settings, plus more focused application of paleoenvironmental analysis to landscape modification in a temporal and spatial setting to be agreed upon with student.

Activities:
Research and write a medium length essay addressing a specific research question in a geographic setting agreed upon with the student.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Share workload and conduct themselves equitably in group tasks in tutorials. Additionally behaving respectfully toward other groups while discussing and listening.

Activities:
Informal group tasks in tutorials and presentation of a research paper proposal will involve creative critical thinking and implementation of research design.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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