Courses & Units

Introduction to Antarctic Studies KSA101

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

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

Introduction

Introduction to Antarctic Studies will provide an introduction to a broad range of Antarctic topics. This unit will give a background of history, international relations and cultural perceptions that can be studied by students from the Bachelor of Antarctic Science or those wanting a general introduction to the Antarctic in any other degree. The unit covers:

  • Antarctic history, from the earliest awareness of the existence of the continent, through the so-called Heroic Age at the beginning of the 20th century to the present day
  • an introduction to the development and maintenance of international co-operation that seeks to maintain Antarctica and the Southern Ocean as a 'pristine wilderness'
  • because so much of what we know about Antarctica is through literature, art, film and music the last group of lectures will cover the influences these have on our perceptions.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Antarctic Studies
Unit code KSA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Prof M Haward

Teaching staff

Prof M Haward, Dr J Jabour, Dr Elle Leane, 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 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 Off-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 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 Field of Education

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 50%
  • Tutorial participation 10%
  • Major assignment 2000 words 25% (Essay type assignment)
  • Minor Assignment 1200 words 15% (Essay type assignment)
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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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