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BI4802: TOPICS IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

Interactive course that allows you to explore in depth one topic that dominates current discourses in conservation. 

You will write an essay, and give a science presentations to develop critical writing and presentation skills for a scientific audience.

You will give a creative presentation to develop skills in getting your message across to a general audience

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Stephen Redpath
  • Dr Clare Trinder

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

None.

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will be introduced to topics which are currently important within Conservation Biology (such as how do we alleviate poverty and conserve biodiversity?; or how do we mainstream conservation?). Each topic will be introduced; then students will coose topics, work in teams to research the topic. Each student will produce a written account and contribute to presentations aimed at a scientific and public audience.

Further Information & Notes

This is a six week course.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Continuous assessment comprises of 1000 word report (30%), an oral presentation as part of group work (30%), a creative presentation for general public (30%) and class participation (10%). Resit: Resubmission of individual failed elements of the continuous assessment.

Formative Assessment

A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during seminar sessions.

Feedback

Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments on the essays.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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