Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
This unit will run face-to-face in Launceston once a quota of fifteen students is reached, otherwise these students will be offered the unit in distance mode.
This unit considers strategies to sample, understand, and address geoconservation and geotourism issues. By way of a series of field-based and problem-based learning experiences, you will develop the skills and knowledge to conduct and curate (geo)heritage inventories, assess prospective sites for use as geotouristic and geoeducational purposes, and propose new geotouristic experiences.
In this unit, we focus on developing your potential. Diverse field and case study examples are used in this unit to provide you with the level of understanding of geomorphology essential to properly inform environmental decision-making in geotouristic settings. You are learning by doing. You will be encouraged to make decisions. You will interact with professionals and laypersons, not all of who will be ‘on your side’ or who will (instantly) understand your recommendations. We are here to guide and mentor you through these (sometimes) challenging experiences, in a supportive environment.
|Unit name||Geoheritage and Geotourism|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Melinda McHenry|
|Teaching staff||Mr Mark Williams|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- Communicate geoheritige and geotourism concepts and data
- Accurately apply geographical concepts to contemporary global challenges
- Curate and communicate geoheritage inventory
- Demonstrate professional conduct that complies with organisational guidelines and expectations of responsible personnel
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission into a Masters course OR 1 x 12.5 CP second year unit at undergraduate level
On campus: 2 hour lectures weekly; 3 x 2hr tutorials, 6 x 2 hour field practical sessions and 1 x 3 day field excursion
Off campus: 2 hour lectures weekly; 3 x 2hr tutorials, on-campus 2 day intensive training workshop immediately followed by a 3 day whole of class camp
|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (20%)|Project Proposal (10%)|E-Media/podcasts (20%)|Field Notes/Report (20%)|Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.|
Gray, M. Geodiversity: valuing and conserving abiotic nature; John Wiley & Sons, 2004; ISBN 0-470-09081-2.
Henriques, M.H.; dos Reis, R.P.; Brilha, J.; Mota, T. Geoconservation as an Emerging Geoscience. Geoheritage 2011, 3, 117–128.
IUCN Geodiversity, World Heritage and IUCN Available online: https://www.iucn.org/theme/world-heritage/our-work/global-world-heritage-projects/geodiversity-world-heritage-and-iucn (accessed on Oct 8, 2019).
Napieralski, J.; Barr, I.; Kamp, U.; Kervyn, M. 3.8 Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphological Mapping. In Treatise on Geomorphology; Elsevier, 2013; pp. 187–227 ISBN 978-0-08-088522-3.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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