CANI310 Wild Dog Ecology

Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
25 April 2019 27 April 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ZOOL203
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CANI410 or CANI510
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units CANI410 - Wild Dog Ecology
CANI510 - Wild Dog Ecology
Coordinator(s) Wendy Brown (wbrown@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

In 'Wild Dog Ecology' we explore the ecology, evolution and natural history of wild canids; the origins of the domestic dog; and issues surrounding dog control and wild dog conservation. Students will participate in field work to gain first-hand experience in techniques used to monitor wild dog activity and learn best practice management for the control of wild dogs and dingoes in Australia.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

ISBN: 9780198515562
Macdonald, D.W. and Sillero-Zubiri, C. (eds), Oxford University Press 2004

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History

ISBN: 9780231135290
Wang, X. and Tedford, R.H., Columbia University Press 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 15% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1

Compulsory Assignment 2 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Online Activity 5% 50
Assessment Notes

Database Input

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 5

Compulsory Oral Assessment 10%
Assessment Notes

(Debate)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 5

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Practical Work 20%
Assessment Notes

Dog Monitoring and skull morphology

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ecology and evolution of wild canids globally and their interactions with human society;
  2. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the phylogeny, behavioural ecology and conservation status of all extant members of the family Canidae;
  3. analyse and critically review available information in developing management policies regarding issues surrounding dog control and wild dog conservation, and implement these policies in a practical situation;
  4. demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of comparative skull morphology in relation to canid ecology; and
  5. exercise critical thinking and judgement in discussing issues related to wild dog control and conservation and documenting in scientiific format.