Conservation and Sustainability 2
Available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
This course will introduce students to key principles in ecology with a focus on the conservation and sustainable use of the natural environment. Although it will form the basis for subsequent study in these disciplines, students with an interest in environmental issues, but not wishing to pursue studies in science, will also find it an informative insight into the wonders of the natural world. Topics include organisms and their environments, ecosystem diversity and current environmental issues. The course is particularly valuable to students intending to study Teaching, Marine Science, Sustainable Resource Management or Environmental Science.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of key concepts in conservation ecology.
2. The ability to conduct a search of the literature to identify and evaluate information relevant to an identified issue or problem.
3. The application of critical thinking to address problems in conservation management and sustainability.
4. The ability to synthesise information and key concepts to produce a scientific report or address problems in conservation management and sustainability.
|Content||The core topics of the course are:
1. Ecology; organisms & environments; evolution & biogeography
2. Distribution & abundance; ecological interactions
3. Ecosystems: terrestrial; aquatic and marine
4. Management and sustainability; global and Australian environmental issues
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study
Problem Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Practical: for 4 hour(s) per Term for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EPBIOL240|