Natural History Field Studies 3

Course code DESN2530Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

A range of habitats and recording skills addressed in Natural History fieldwork practice are explored through a series of lectures, seminars and fieldwork. There is an emphasis on the visual recording of ecosystem diversity and its application to studio methodology. The course includes two five-week project blocks.

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.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides:
1. The development of research skills necessary for practice as a Natural History Illustrator.
2. Skills to collaborate with relevant community and professional environmental organizations.
3. Expansion of knowledge of flora and fauna specific to studied habitats.
4. The ability to participate in group research of specific habitats located within the Hunter Valley and wider communities.
5. Development strategies for the integration of field work and studio practice.
ContentThe course will be divided into two five week blocks during which the following may be included:
1. Group collaboration in field data collection
2. Taxonomic drawing for field work application
3.. Habitat studies and their application to studio projects
4. Timeline diary, recording natural history events
5. Specimen collection and preservation
6. Visual perception and interpretation of natural history objects.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN1550
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Field Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction (field trip).