Tackling Environmental Challenges (10235.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply their knowledge from prior environmental science units to determine the key issues associated with each major environmental challenge in Australia examined;
2. Use their skills to investigate and critically evaluate a range of environmental challenges from multiple perspectives and stakeholders both individually and within a team working environment;
3. Describe and synthesis the key issues associated with each environmental challenge, and provide sound justification as to why;
4. Have an understanding of the type of data and information that underpins each challenge and the associated strengths and limitations;
5. Evaluate the current management, research and policy associated with each challenge, as well as an understanding of the international influences that have a local impact;
6. Report on environmental challenges both verbally and in concise written form; and
7. Communicate effectively using well-developed scientific thinking which leads to the formulation of a justified and ethical recommendation or advice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have passed 54 credit points.
CorequisitesEnvironmental Conflict and Engagement, 10232.
Equivalent unitsEcology and Biodiversity, 6916.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Matt Jeromson|
There is no set reading for this unit but workshop leaders for the respective modules will refer you to relevant literature, and provide support materials on CANVAS.
Other readings will be available on the Unit CANVAS website and eReserve.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
A pass for four of the five assessment items as well as an aggegrate mark of 50% or more is required to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Calculation of final grades
A student's final mark is calculated by the sum of marks from all assessment items. Each assessment item in this unit is worth 20%, and there are five assessment items. The final mark is therefore out of 100, and the appropriate grade is assigned according to the total number of marks achieved.
There are up to 44 contact hours in this unit (4 hours of workshops x 11 weeks). The remaining time should be divided equally between study, research and preparation of asssessment items (slightly more than 20 hours per module).
The workshops will be held on campus and it is important to attend all workshops, except in extenuating circumstances. If a student misses a workshop, they must email the unit convener with appropriate supporting documentation and make arrangements to catch up.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with Word, Powerpoint and Excel is assumed.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.
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