Courses & Units

Wilderness and Natural Environment FFA371


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


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.


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


This unit is currently unavailable.


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* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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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.

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  • 25 points Theory units at Intro Level for BCA students

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


Teaching Pattern

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


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

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