Natural History Field Studies 4

Course code DESN2550Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course emphasizes individual and collaborative approaches to fieldwork observation and recording and their application to specific projects. Students will be guided in aspects of research through links with organizations such as the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, Australian Museum, Shortland Wetlands Centre or the National Parks and Wildlife Service as well as areas from within the university which share coherencies.

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. Consolidation of fieldwork methodology and its application to studio practice.
2. The ability to apply knowledge of local flora, fauna and habitats to relevant projects
3. Consolidation of links with relevant community and professional organizations.
4. Development of an area of personal research for ongoing study.
5. A professional attitude to the practice of Natural History Illustration.
ContentThe course will be divided into two blocks during which the following may be included:
1. Visual diary presentation
2. Habitat study and research methodology through visits to local environmental organizations
3. Botanical study
4. Group collaboration and industry contact
5. Specimen collection and preservation
6. Critical evaluation of contemporary natural history illustration issues
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDESN2530
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Contact HoursField Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 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).