OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS

OED1OEE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the natural and cultural characteristics of riverine, box and ironbark forests, and mountain and alpine areas of south-eastern Australia. Changing attitudes towards the land are explored by a chronological examination of Aboriginal and European occupation of the continent. Current land management issues are explored through a number of case studies, with particular emphasis on land use conflicts in the Australian alpine area.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCassia Read

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

PrerequisitesN/A

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

Wildlife of the Box-Ironbark country

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTzaros, C.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN0643099832, 9780643099838

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Australian Alps: Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Park

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSlattery, D.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUSNW PRESS

ISBN148630172X, 9781486301720

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Rivers as Ecological Systems: The Murray-Darling Basin

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYoung, W.J.

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMURRAY-DARLING BASIN COMMISSION.

ISBN1876830034, 9781876830038

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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. Demonstrate an understanding of a. the concepts of bioregions and Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs), b. the landforms, climate, hydrology and/or biota of the following four bioregions: Riverine Plains, Box and Ironbark forests, Mountains and Alpine bioregions, and c. the changing attitudes of Aborigines and Europeans towards land in different bioregions, d. past and present land management strategies in each of the four bioregions
02. Report on observations and data collected on a field trip complemented by material covered in lectures, tutorials and published literature
03. Discuss the literature on the natural and cultural history of the four bioregions, and demonstrate skills in oral communication through the presentation of selected topics in tutorials

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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-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 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
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2000-word assignment Practical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2 hour exam (Equivalent 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1