Nature, People, Place
Undergraduate | TAS-KGA172 | 2024
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- 14 July 2024
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- No prior study
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 22 July 2024
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Nature, People, Place
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Solve conservation and sustainability challenges using geographical knowledge of ecological and social systems
- Identify and analyse different value positions that shape human relationships with nature
- Apply geographical skills to collect ecological and social data, and use this to create basic maps and graphs
- Communicate critical thinking through literature‐based research, visual presentation of geographic data, teamwork and practices of academic integrity
- Space and Place
- Values of and for Nature
- Biology of Nature
- Terrestrial Natural Resources
- Aquatic Natural Resources
- Wilderness for People
- Indigenous and Spiritual Nature
- Healthy People and Nature
This introductory subject develops your knowledge of how people depend on nature, and how increasingly the conservation of nature depends on people. We will explore these relationships through a values lens: how nature is important for its own sake, how natural resources are important to people, and how nature is important for people's wellbeing. Workshops will provide you with skills to map social and ecological landscapes, argue for the conservation and use of nature, and present your evaluations and arguments to others. Some workshops will be conducted in the field in and around Hobart and Launceston, with virtual field trips and workshops for distance students. This subject will be useful in a wide variety of occupations and professions in government, environmental NGOs, and industry - as well as your personal understanding of nature.
- Fortnightly Quizzes (30%)
- Workshop Portfolio (15%)
- Vegetation Condition Assessment (20%)
- Conservation Management Proposal (35%)
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- 0.125 EFTSL
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