Courses & Units

Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Studies KSA102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

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

Introduction

This unit is designed to give students examples of the way science is used in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and enable students in the Bachelor of Antarctic Science to select specialised fields of study in years 2 and 3. It can also be studied by those in other degrees with a general science background. It covers:

  • an understanding of Gondwana
  • ice and climate studies
  • the physical and chemical nature of the Southern Ocean
  • terrestrial and marine environment of the Antarctic and sub Antarctic, including plants, animals, birds and fish
  • microorganisms of marine and lake environments
  • the impact of humans on Antarctica, including energy use and the study of global climate change

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Studies
Unit code KSA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity|Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr K Michael

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 Off-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 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 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
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 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.

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 15%
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Textbooks

Required

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

Recommended
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