School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Environmental Study Tour
  • Unit Code

    SCI3102
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr David John BLAKE

Description

This unit is designed to enable undergraduate students to undertake a project, involving an international offshore/onshore experience, which is relevant to an environmental discipline associated with their course of study. This unit aims to provide students with personal experience of environmental science/management discipline within an international context. The project will provide students with an opportunity to draw together theory and practice in the country or region visited. Acceptance to this unit will be by application only. Students will be required to submit a project proposal prior to undertaking the study tour.

Non Standard Timetable Requirements

Outbound study tours will be conducted on exchange partner institution campus and will involve pre-departure and post-departure meetings on ECU campus.
Inbound study tours will have a portion of on-campus delivery.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse recent trends in the internationalisation and globalisation of the relevant environmental science discipline area.
  2. Analyse the complexities of the relevant environmental science discipline area in an international context.
  3. Evaluate the major social, political, cultural and economic challenges facing the environmental science discipline area.
  4. Within a team context, analyse the importance of cross cultural skills and cultural awareness by exploring the interrelationships between cultures.

Unit Content

  1. Cultural elements and sensitivities.
  2. Group dynamics.
  3. International contexts of the environmental discipline.
  4. Legal frameworks and government regulations.
  5. Project methodology.
  6. Social structures.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Participation in an intensive study tour to a country or region. The study tour involves a combination of lectures, briefings, meetings, group presentations and site visits depending on the location of the tour.

Assessment

GS4 GRADING SCHEMA 4 Used for undifferentiated pass/fail units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
AssignmentProject Proposal
ReportProject Report
PresentationOral Presentation
Creative WorkGroup Story Board

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Environmental Study Tour
  • Unit Code

    SCI3102
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr David John BLAKE

Description

This unit is designed to enable undergraduate students to undertake a project, involving an international offshore/onshore experience, which is relevant to an environmental discipline associated with their course of study. This unit aims to provide students with personal experience of environmental science/management discipline within an international context. The project will provide students with an opportunity to draw together theory and practice in the country or region visited. Acceptance to this unit will be by application only. Students will be required to submit a project proposal prior to undertaking the study tour.

Non Standard Timetable Requirements

Outbound study tours will be conducted on exchange partner institution campus and will involve pre-departure and post-departure meetings on ECU campus.
Inbound study tours will have a portion of on-campus delivery.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse recent trends in the internationalisation and globalisation of the relevant environmental science discipline area.
  2. Analyse the complexities of the relevant environmental science discipline area in an international context.
  3. Evaluate the major social, political, cultural and economic challenges facing the environmental science discipline area.
  4. Within a team context, analyse the importance of cross cultural skills and cultural awareness by exploring the interrelationships between cultures.

Unit Content

  1. Cultural elements and sensitivities.
  2. Group dynamics.
  3. International contexts of the environmental discipline.
  4. Legal frameworks and government regulations.
  5. Project methodology.
  6. Social structures.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Participation in an intensive study tour to a country or region. The study tour involves a combination of lectures, briefings, meetings, group presentations and site visits depending on the location of the tour.

Assessment

GS4 GRADING SCHEMA 4 Used for undifferentiated pass/fail units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
AssignmentProject Proposal
ReportProject Report
PresentationOral Presentation
Creative WorkGroup Story Board

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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