This interdisciplinary unit is a requirement for Shanghai Ocean University students undertaking the Bachelor of Information Systems. The unit can only be undertaken in Shanghai.
The unit provides practical skills for planning and managing wilderness and protected areas, with emphasis on conservation of natural and cultural values, as well as their use for nature-based tourism. Major themes are conservation management; changing concepts of national parks; conservation and human values; cultural values in natural areas; tourism management and education; management challenges, technical services and ecologically sustainable tourism development. A major component of the unit will be the treatment of nature-based tourism including its biophysical, social and cultural impacts. The unit takes an international perspective but special emphasis is placed on Chinese World Heritage Area and coastal environments. Wilderness and protected areas are little affected by the activities of agricultural, industrial and post-industrial people. These environments may have been influenced by gathering and hunting people, but process and pattern in climate, oceanography, landforms, soils, plants and animals persist largely unchanged. Internationally and nationally agreed strategies, as well as policies and law on ecologically sustainable development, biological diversity, threatened species and communities, place a strong emphasis on the maintenance of values associated with wilderness and protected areas.
|Unit name||Wilderness Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Chia-Chin Lin|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||Third Party (Shanghai Ocean University AEIN Institute (China))|
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- Develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the issues surrounding wilderness and protected areas.
- Appreciate the range of policy and management responses to wilderness and protected area issues and be familiar with the roles of major environmental management organisations and institutions.
- Obtain information on wilderness and protected areas from a range of diverse sources including scholarly articles, books and monographs, internet sites and personal experience.
- Work independently to source, read, summarise, interpret and communicate information about wilderness and protected areas.
- Develop the ability to sustain an argument in scholarly reports on a problem related to wilderness and protected areas.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Prerequisites25 credit points at intermediate level
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KGA278 AND KGA332 AND KGA279
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Report (40%)|Workshop Assignments (x3) (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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