SPCO126-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Land Journeys and Ethics

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

Informed by experiential education approaches, students will complete two weekend backpacking trips with instructors and use reflections from these experiences, in conjunction with the literature on human-nature relationships, to critically analyse and develop a personal land ethic. The field trips begin with an overnight traverse of a local range learning about the environmental and cultural values of the areas we visit through student presentations. Building on the outdoor skills developed in the first trip, the final trip explores the concept of wilderness in land ethics through a direct experience of actual wilderness. There is a focus on bi-culturally competent and globally connected understandings of the relationships between humans and nature.

NOTE: For 2019 there will be ONE field trip per course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the historical development of land ethics.  
2. Investigate environmental, bicultural and socio-cultural aspects of human-land relationships
3. Critically examine the influence of different journeys on human-land relationships.  
4. Identify how particular land ethics have influenced local and global scale environmental problems.
5. Develop and explore a personal land ethic informed by the research literature.
6. Understand and apply risk management strategies to enhance personal and group safety.

Restrictions

TEPE112

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

You will attend one field trip stream of September 20-22, 27-29, or October 4-6. Trips leave late Friday afternoon and return early evening on Sunday.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris North

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Presentation 30% A presentation on a skill or the ecological and/or historical significance of a place on the field trip. Due date TBA.
Quiz 14 Aug 2019 10%
Essay 16 Sep 2019 60% An essay on the relationship between journeying and the development of a land ethic.

Textbooks / Resources

Links to all readings will be provided on the course Learn site.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions.

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks
A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A pass is 50 marks and over.

Attendance

Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, all on-campus students are expected to attend all sessions. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss on-campus classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view readings and other supplementary material provided.  In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.

Evaluation

Students will be asked to complete course evaluations, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback during their courses. Surveys are conducted electronically and are confidential. The College of Education, Health and Human Development will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching are internally moderated.  A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension.  If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late.  No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.

Notes

The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/award/bspc_regs.shtml
The College of Education Health and Human Development assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, Special Consideration procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/brochures_2016/Assessment-Guidelines-for-Students.pdf
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found on the Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Other specific requirements

All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.) Most assignments must be submitted online. Online submission requires students to formally acknowledge that what they are submitting is their own work. Hardcopy submissions must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet (available from the course lecturer).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.

Resubmissions

To pass this course you are required to gain an overall average grade of C- (50%) or better across all assessments. No resubmissions are available for this course.

Special Consideration

Students wishing to apply for Special Consideration should refer to this link for further information: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml

Partial Exemption from Assessment

If you are wishing to apply for partial exemption from assessment in a course (e.g. if you are repeating a course and you have have previously passed one or more assessments from within the course, and do not wish to write this assessment again) you may apply for this using the form: Application for Partial Exemption from Assessment

Where to submit and collect work

Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)
All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date.  All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.  There is opportunity for students to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 03 369 5000.

Hard Copy Submission for On-Campus Students
Where your course lecturer requires a hardcopy submission, on campus students’ assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Sport & Physical Education office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or by the time directed by the course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office. Distance students will receive specific instructions from their course lecturer. Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

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