MARINE 100G : The Oceans Around Us
2021 Semester One (1213) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the ocean as a critical driver of global natural processes sufficiently well to be able to describe these processes accurately to another person. (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate underpinning knowledge of ocean physical structure and processes (e.g., such as ocean currents and mixing dynamics, coastal geomorphology, and ocean chemistry) by being able to accurately label diagrams of these structures and processes, and provide an explanation of how they will be affected by climate change. (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate an understanding of how energy and nutrients move through ocean food webs and be able to explain how this differs between tropical and temperate oceans. (Capability 1)
- Describe major latitudinal patterns in marine ecosystems and the processes driving them. (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate an understanding of coastal dynamics (i.e., processes operating at the interface between land and sea) and be able to describe how these processes variously shape the margins of our oceans. (Capability 1)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the wide range of resources provided to humans by global oceans and be able to list the major resources, including ecosystem services and their various categories. (Capability 1 and 6)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the varying human perspectives and resulting approaches to owning and managing our oceans, including those of Maori, sufficiently to be able to describe how their own personal perspectives may differ from those of other cultures. (Capability 6)
- Formulate advanced personal viewpoints on key issues in relation to the future of our oceans. (Capability 2, 4, 5 and 6)
- Establish a knowledge of key sources of quality information and data for informing an advanced insight into issues relating to the ocean realm. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
- Demonstrate basic skills in assessing, interpreting and presenting scientific data and scientific concepts. (Capability 2, 3, 4 and 5)
|Final Exam||35%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
This course is a standard 15 point course at the 100 level and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect up to 3 hours of lectures, a 2 hour dialogue session, 3 hours of background reading and thinking about the content and 2 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.
Attendance is expected at scheduled activities including lectures and dialogue sessions to complete components of the course.
Lectures and dialogue sessions will be available as recordings. Some other learning activities and resources, including components of the dialogue sessions, will be available online via CANVAS.
The course will not include live online events unless required as a result of pandemic restrictions.
Attendance on campus is required for the mid-term test and the final exam.
The activities for the course are scheduled in two weekly timetable consisting of four one hour lectures and a two hour dialogue session based around a central theme for the course.
During the course Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the staff responsible for the course and staff-student consultative committees.
At the end of the course students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback.
Your feedback helps to improve the course and its delivery for all students.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
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Student Charter and Responsibilities
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Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.