• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Biology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Owen Atkin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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How will global climate change will the distribution and performance of plants in nature and in cultivation? This course will provide you with a solid background in plant function in relation to global climate change. The course is structured around topic modules selected to expose students to current research areas in the field. Each module is taught by an expert lecturer and specific topics will vary between years. Students will learn how to find, critique and synthesize papers in the primary literature and will develop written and oral communication skills with particular emphasis on communicating science in broadly accessible terms.

Each topic will be presented by a researcher from the Research School of Biology or CSIRO Plant Industry. 

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand and describe global climate change and the ways in which its effects may have impacts on plant biology
  2. Understand and describe processes of plant biology relevant to plant growth and performance and ecological outcomes.
  3. Search and read primary research literature and be able to critically analyze and critique the research results in written and oral formats.
  4. Communicate science issues and ideas in broadly accessible terms.

Other Information

To provide essential theory on plant function in relation to global climate change. To provide skills in sourcing, synthesising and analysing papers in the primary literature and develop written and oral communication skills.

The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

Discussions/Presentations (40%), Literature review (40%), Written exam (20%)

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Workload

Lectures and tutorials

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2574 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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