|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
Available to postgraduate students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Masters of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science or Masters of Development Practice.
This subject focuses on the study of the past, present, and future uses of plants, and of the relationship between plants and people. We depend on plants, using them or their products in nearly all of daily activities. Many plants also depend on humans for their existence, and many more are affected by our ways of life. But how has this interdependence come about? Are we using plants sustainably? Could we be using them better? And how will people's use of plants change in the future? This subject examines these and other fundamental questions, drawing on both plant sciences and the social sciences. Through it, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation both of the economic and cultural importance of plants and of the role of plant sciences in society.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study.|
|Cairns, Study Period 3, Block|
|Census Date 02-Feb-2012|
|Face to face teaching 06-Feb-2012 to 17-Feb-2012|
|Coord/Lect:||<Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); practical and field-trip reports, essay and performance in tutorials (50%).|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.