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Interactive course that explores key underlying principles in conservation and the challenges of applying those in the real world.
Field excursion to important protected area to learn about the practical issues of protecting biodiversity.
Guest lecturers from key organisations in Scottish conservation and other relevant disciplines to give you insight into career choices and alternative perspectives.
You will produce a poster and a project proposal and get feedback for improving your presentation and writing skills.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course explores a range of current conservation issues in marine, terrestrial and freshwater systems. Our focus is on the development of conservation practice in Scotland, but the course highlights the role that international legislation and agreements have in shaping national conservation priorities. Case studies, site visits and group presentations are key components of the course and there is an emphasis on interation and group work.
This course runs in weeks 25-29, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 14-18; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 14-18. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 9-11.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), and in-course assessment (50%), consisting of a research proposal and engagement.
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during seminar and workshop sessions.
Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Groups will also be given generic feedback.