Courses & Units

Wilderness and Natural Environment FFA371

Launceston

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 College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr Karen Hall

Teaching staff

Dr Karen Hall and sessional staff

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 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

Co-requisites

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%), Project Documentation (2000 words) (30%), Project Proposal (750 words equivalent) (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

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

Recommended

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