Courses & Units

Wilderness and Natural Environment FFA371

Note:

Subject to enrolment quota. This unit requires a moderate level of physical fitness for bush walking.

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the history of ideas associated with the perception, representation and conservation of the natural environment. Wilderness is a highly contested space, and this unit will emphasise the competing contemporary meanings of wilderness in the contexts of colonisation, environmentalism and human/non-human relations. Through field trip/s, students will explore methods of articulating the concept of wilderness, building narratives of site/s that respond to histories, encounters, and traces.

Summary

Unit name Wilderness and Natural Environment
Unit code FFA371
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr Karen Hall

Teaching staff

Dr Karen Hall

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at intermediate level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FFE235, FFE335 Wilderness and Natural Environment

FFA235, FFA335 Wilderness and Natural Environment

FSZ251, FSZ351 Art, Natural Environment and Wilderness

FFA271 Wilderness and Natural Environment

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

39 contact hours comprising lectures, demonstrations, critiques, presentations and field trips.

Assessment

Reflective journal (2500 words equivalent) (50%), Essay (1500 words) (30%), Written exercise (1000 words equivalent) (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.