NATURALIST STUDIES

OED1NS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on environmental studies through understanding, recording and reflecting on natural places through field observation and experience. Students are introduced to the skills of field observation and recording in natural history. They develop practical knowledge of identification and classification, and expertise in undertaking short excursions and multi-day educational trips in natural settings.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, field trip

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 30cp at level 1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCostermans, L. F.

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherREED NEW HOLLAND, SYDNEY, NSW

ISBN1876334649, 9781876334642

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Tracks, Scats and Other Traces: A Field Guide to Australian Mammals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTriggs, B.

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: MELBOURNE

ISBN0195550994, 9780195550993

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Field Guide to Australian Birds: Complete Compact Edition

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMorcombe, M.

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSTEVE PARISH PUBLISHING

ISBN1740215591, 9781740215596

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Waterbug Book: A Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGooderham,J & Tsyrlin,E

Year2002

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO

ISBN0643066683

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply basic ecological concepts to field observations
02. Recognise patterns and relationships in ecosystems
03. Undertake research into natural history using standard sources and reference material
04. Develop skills in observing and recording in the field
05. Develop practical skills in the identification and classification and recognition of biotic and abiotic features of central Victorian forests and woodlands

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
One 6.00 d 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.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 38 - 39
One 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekends during the day from week 38 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 32 - 32
Three 3.00 h tutorial other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 1.5-hour practical examination (1000 words equivalence)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,000-word assignment Hurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5