Natural History Field Studies 2
|Course code DESN1550||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
The 'natural' world provides a huge range of data which can be used by the Natural History Illustrator to convey visual information to audiences from the sciences to young children.
Recording and interpreting information in the field is essential to the study of Natural History Illustration. This course extends the student's knowledge of effective field study methods by applying these skills to a range of local habitats.
The course consists of two project blocks which include some day excursions to a variety of accessible habitats. Students will gain experience in field recording techniques, documenting climate and seasonal changes and specimen collection and preparation.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||This course will:|
1. Develop field observation skills and techniques.
2. Develop visual recording techniques.
3. Develop and encourage an ethical approach to the collection and preservation of field specimens.
4. Develop an understanding of habitat diversification.
5. Develop and expand knowledge of the flora and fauna in specific ecosystems.
|Content||The course will be divided into two blocks during which students will gain experience in areas such as:|
1. Habitat study
2. Flora and fauna specific to selected ecosystems
3. Field recording techniques and their application
4. Time studies recording climate and seasonal change
5. Diversified applications to data collection
6. Specimen preparation for laboratory use.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Field Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for DESN1550|