Parks and Recreation

Subject 220-407 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 36 hours practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


A. Prof Leon Bren
Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject, students should have:

  • an appreciation of the complexities of issues involving park management; and

  • some competence in preparing plans to meet the challenge of these issues.

The content includes:

  • factors important to the management of parks;

  • tangible and intangible aims;

  • conflicts of values and the concept of 'balance';

  • role of legislation in the management of such areas;

  • difficulties in implementation of legislation in the field;

  • methods for protection of natural values from visitor pressure;

  • conflict between priced and non-priced goods and services; and

  • management of visitor areas and facilities.

Assessment: One 3-hour examination (50%), a practical test (10%), and two practical work assignments equivalent to 2500 words (20% each).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Forest Science/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Horticulture
Bachelor of Horticulture
Bachelor of Horticulture (Honours)
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management with Honours
Bachelor of Resource Management with Honours

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