SLE103 - Ecology and the Environment
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
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Trimester 1: 2 x 1 hour classes, 5 x 2 hour seminars per trimester. Trimester 3: is offered as an intensive mode short course (4 days of 3 hour seminar blocks held each week for a three-week period, beginning the first week of Trimester 3.)
Note:You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
This unit provides an introduction to the discipline of science, and key science ideas, with a specific focus on investigations into environmental issues relevant today. The aim of the unit is to support students' understanding of the nature of science and the methods of science using a systems framework. The unit will have a major focus on the science underlying issues impacting society today including climate systems and ecological systems.
The content will include:
- Key concepts involved in scientific enquiry
- Climate systems and the impact of human activity on these systems.
- The concept of energy as a means of power for humans, as well as the driving force behind life on earth.
- The role science plays in environmental sustainability
- The field of Ecology as a way of investigating the natural environment.
Assignment/group presentation 15%, online test 20%, report 25%, examination 40%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.