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Unit details

SLE371 - Human and Animal Navigation

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S369.  For all other students, enrolment is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Unit chair:

Andy Bennett

Prerequisite:

SLE224

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week and a one week field trip during the intra trimester break in August

Note:

Students may be required to meet their own expenses on fieldwork.  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.

Content

This unit will provide students with the opportunity to experience first-hand a field location which will be invaluable in providing them with the opportunity to be exposed to principles in classes, and then experience and test them via experiments and observations on nearby free living animals, such as humans, birds, and invertebrates. In addition, the field course allows students to experience the many other benefits of field course teaching, such as immersion in a topic for a week; experiencing the excitement and camaraderie of living and working with other researchers under field conditions; and developing an enjoyment and knowledge of animal behaviour and ecology that only comes from working in the field with wild animals.  This unit will involve classes, supplemented by group experiments, and a small number of guest speakers. Students may be required to meet their own expenses on fieldwork.

Assessment

2 x assignments (15%, 25%) 40%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* 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.

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