Courses & Units

Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B KSA102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

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

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the science disciplines underpinning the study of marine and Antarctic environments and the application of science to solve problems in marine and Antarctic disciplines. It provides the foundational skills and knowledge for students in the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science for specialised study in years 2 and 3.

Topics that are covered include:

*            an understanding of Gondwana and geology of Antarctica, sub-Antarctic islands and the surrounding ocean;

*            ice and climate studies;

*            the physical and chemical nature of the Southern Ocean;

*            the terrestrial and marine environment of the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and cool temperate areas, including plants, animals, birds and fish;

*            the impact of humans on marine and Antarctic environments, including the study of global climate change.

The students will be benefit from lectures delivered by experts in their field, including guest lecturers, and further develop their understanding through in-class debates and hands-on field work and laboratory practicals.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B
Unit code KSA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Delphine Lannuzel

Teaching staff

Dr K Michael, Prof A McMinn, staff of other schools and external personnel.

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 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 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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.

Identify oceanographic process influencing spatial and temporal productivity in estuarine, coastal, open ocean and ice-covered environments.

2.

Explain the effect of southern high-latitude regions on the Earth’s climate, oceans and weather.

3.

Describe the role of ocean physics, chemistry, biology and geology through their connectivity in the natural system.

4.

Explain the critical components of food webs in (sub) tropical, temperate, sub-Antarctic and Antarctic marine ecosystems.

5.

Explain how marine organisms respond to natural and human-mediated environmental change.

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%
  • Essay assignment 2000 words 35%
  • Field Notes/Report 1200 words 15%
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Textbooks

Required

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