Courses & Units

Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A KSA101

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Hobart based students are encouraged to enrol internally (face-to-face)

Introduction

KSA101 will provide a background to the science and management of the seas with focus on Antarctic and Southern Ocean.  On the completion of this unit, students will demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the contemporary issues facing Antarctic, marine and coastal environments, and the management strategies used to optimise the value (market and non-market) of these areas.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A
Unit code KSA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Prof M Haward

Teaching staff

Elizabeth Leane, Nick Rawlinson, Sarah Fischer and others

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the historical, legal and political background to contemporary Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

2.

Identify environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments to understand their importance for national and international policy making.

3.

Discuss the drivers of change that impact on the environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments.

4.

Describe the mechanisms and strategies used to manage Antarctic, marine, and coastal issues.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 050999

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 hours lectures per week and 1 hour tutorial per week

Assessment
  • Examination 2 hours 40%
  • Test or Quiz 10%
  • Presentation (individual or group - 10 minutes) 20%
  • Essay Assignment 2000 words, including references, 30%
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Textbooks

Required

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

Recommended
E. Leane. 2016. South Pole Reaktion Books London
Co-op Bookshop links

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