Courses & Units

One Ocean XBR303

Hobart, Launceston


Teaching occurs fully online via MyLO.


One Ocean examines all aspects of the ocean to emphasise its interconnectedness: physically,  biologically, climatically, culturally and economically for humanity. This unit describes the Earth's ocean as an entity; the roles that it plays in life on Earth and the problems in its successful long-term management for all of humanity. It examines the conflicts that arise out of the multiple uses  of  the ocean and asks students to consider problems with a view to developing their own perspective in an holistic and evidenced manner. The unit emphasises the study of a large scale system as a whole entity in a truly interdisciplinary fashion. As such, students will learn how to research a complex situation from multiple perspectives rather than taking a reductionist approach.

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Characterise the interactive relationships between the physical and biological nature of the ocean and humanity.
  2. Discuss the existing frameworks for ocean governance and jurisdiction in managing the ocean sustainably and equitably.
  3. Propose options that incorporate multiple perspectives to resolve a complex marine management issue.


Unit name One Ocean
Unit code XBR303
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management|Seafaring|Law|Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture

Dr Jennifer Lavers

Teaching staff

Staff of IMAS, AMC and the Faculty of Law.

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010907

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No prerequisites, however, XBR101 Confronting Sustainability will provide a good background for One Ocean.



Annotated Bibliography 25%, infographic 25%, mock negotiation on marine plastic pollution and reflective writing piece 50%.

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Teaching occurs fully online via MyLO.


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