KSA101 will provide a background to the science and management of the seas with focus on Antarctic and Southern Ocean. On the completion of this unit, students will demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the contemporary issues facing Antarctic, marine and coastal environments, and the management strategies used to optimise the value (market and non-market) of these areas.
|Unit name||Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Hanne Nielsen|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Describe the historical, legal and political background to contemporary Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
- Identify environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments to understand their importance for national and international policy making.
- Discuss the drivers of change that impact on the environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments.
- Describe the mechanisms and strategies used to manage Antarctic, marine, and coastal issues.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
This unit is offered on campus in Hobart and online.
1 hour tutorial per week
3 hours of lectures per week
|Assessment||Assessment Task 5 - Quiz (10%)|Assessment Task 6 - Exam (40%)|Assessment Task 3 - Presentation (10%)|Assessment Task 2 - Essay (15%)|Assessment Task 4 - Essay (20%)|Assessment Task 1 - Abstract (5%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Please refer to MyLo for key readings for this unit
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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