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SLE103 - Ecology and the Environment

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
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Unit chair:

Tricia Wevill





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Contact hours:

Trimester 1: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 2 hour seminars per trimester.

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) students are required to attend intensive study blocks (4 days of 3 hour seminars held each week for a three-week period, beginning the first week of Trimester 3.).  


SLE103 introduces students to the science of ecology, investigating relationships between organisms and the environment. In this unit, students will also explore climate change and energy issues. They will learn about the nature of science and the scientific method and how to use a systems framework to investigate environmental issues.  This will equip students with the capacity to study key environmental issues such as climate systems and ecological systems and make a difference.


Group poster presentation 15%, online multiple choice test 20%, written report 25%, examination 40%

Prescribed texts

SLE103 Custom Publication, 2014, SLE103 Ecology And The The Environment Custom Publication, 4th Ed, McGraw Hill, North Ryde, NSW.

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