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SLE103 - Ecology and the Environment

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQA101

Unit chair:

Tricia Wevill

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.).  

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

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