Natural History Field Studies 3
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
A range of habitats and recording skills addressed in Natural History fieldwork practice are explored through a series of lectures, seminars and fieldwork. There is an emphasis on the visual recording of ecosystem diversity and its application to studio methodology. The course includes two five-week project blocks.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the school.
|Objectives||This course provides:
1. The development of research skills necessary for practice as a Natural History Illustrator.
2. Skills to collaborate with relevant community and professional environmental organizations.
3. Expansion of knowledge of flora and fauna specific to studied habitats.
4. The ability to participate in group research of specific habitats located within the Hunter Valley and wider communities.
5. Development strategies for the integration of field work and studio practice.
|Content||The course will be divided into two five week blocks during which the following may be included:
1. Group collaboration in field data collection
2. Taxonomic drawing for field work application
3.. Habitat studies and their application to studio projects
4. Timeline diary, recording natural history events
5. Specimen collection and preservation
6. Visual perception and interpretation of natural history objects.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Field Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for DESN2530|