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Integrated Landscape Analysis (EVSC30007)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeEVSC30007
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This capstone subject takes students through the process of analysing a practical natural resource system (a management issue or site development) and writing a management plan. In groups, students will draw upon diverse frameworks they have learnt in other parts of their degree to analyse the issue or site and then consider sustainable pathways for it. Teaching in the subject will focus on guiding students through the analysis process. Topics may include conceptualising site analysis, collection and analysis of data, integration of data of different kinds, evaluation and presentation of management plans.

The subject will be structured around a project in which students will work in teams to assess and plan management approaches for problems associated with an urban or rural landscape. The subject will allow students to explore real problems under the guidance of academic staff and industry representatives. The project will be structured to emphasize ecological, social, spatial, temporal and economic interactions.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Select appropriate disciplinary approaches to analyse landscape systems
  • Collect, analyse and present data relating to a landscape issue or site for planning purposes
  • Analyse objectives and challenges for a particular landscape issue or site
  • Integrate complex information and ideas to propose options for addressing these objectives and challenges
  • Analyse environmental and social consequences within a landscape context for the proposal and an appropriate baseline
  • Communicate key elements of a landscape management plan effectively

Generic skills

This subject contributes to the development of generic skills. On completion, students should have further developed their skills in:

  • Analysis of complex problems
  • Written communication
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Synthesis of data with other information
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to practice

Last updated: 11 August 2018