Forest Values, Landscapes and Society

Subject 220-311 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures and 36 hours practical work. Students are expected to undertake additional study of at least one hour for each hour of contact
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 207-113 Australian Rural Landscapes; 220-201 Native Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity; 207-211 Resource Industry Economics
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:

Subject Overview:

Content includes:

  • use of forests for production of wood and non-wood tangible products, water release and quality, carbon storage, biodiversity conservation and other ecosystem services, aesthetic and spiritual values, wilderness and recreation;

  • community forest management, assessment of community values including aboriginal, industry and environmental organisations, and their incorporation in public and private forest management;

  • landscape-level approaches to forest land-use planning, status, monitoring, and trends in selected forest and landscape indicators; and

  • environmental and social impacts of plantations and commercial forests.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination (50%) and two practical reports (3000 words) each worth 25% of final mark.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Forest Science

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