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Wilderness and Natural Area Management

Enrolment code: KGA278/378

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Launceston: semester 2

Unit description:

Provides practical skills for planning and managing wilderness and natural areas, with emphasis on conservation of both 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; cultural heritage management; tourism education; technical services; ecologically sustainable tourism development; and wilderness issues. A major component of the unit will be the treatment of nature-based tourism including its biophysical, social and cultural impacts. The unit includes a field work component. The unit takes an international perspective but special emphasis is placed on Tasmania.

Staff Dr LK Kriwoken, Dr E Pharo, Dr J Russell (Hobart); Dr J Ellison, Mr G Unwin (Launceston) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 6 tutorials and 2 days field work Timetable
Prerequisites KGA100 or KGA101 or KGA121 (KJG101) or KGA122 (KJG102)  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), 2,500-word major essay (35%), 500-word short essay (15%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Geography and Environmental Studies
Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Science (Natural Environment and Wilderness Management)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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