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NATURE CONSERVATION

Conservation Resource Management I (Extended) - XVM1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XEC1501 or XIN1501 or XOC1501 or XSC1501
Purpose: Principles of collection, analysis and interpretation of data; monitoring of animals: numbers, condition, monitoring populations (age structure, sex ratios, reproduction, mortality and births); soil management (soil conservation and erosion control).
Conservation Resource Management III - CVM3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: CVM2601 Co-requisite: PSO3701 & COC3601
Purpose: MANAGEMENT OF GAME: Water provision; supplementary feeding; social behaviour; game ranching; harvesting of game; management of hunting; management of migrating and endangered species. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS: Categories of protected areas; planning and development; environmental impact; buffer zones. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Freshwater Management - NAT4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. The module is interdisciplinary in nature and will be useful to students who are interested in understanding the ecology, nature and conservation status of freshwater ecosytems (in particular rivers and wetlands) in South Africa, as well as the challenges that these systems face. The module will introduce the students to concepts and strategies used to assess and manage these freshwater ecosystems as well as the legislation related to freshwater systems in South Africa.
Animal Studies I - ANS1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PSO1501 (or XSO1501) & COC1501
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Nature Conservation as one of the major subjects. The module focuses primarily on the major aspects of invertebrate biology (taxonomy and general characteristics). In addition, students are also provided with a basic introduction to wildlife diseases and the collection and preservation of invertebrates. On completion students will be able to identify and classify different invertebrate phyla. This module provides fundamental knowledge which will provide support to further studies in the fields of Nature Conservation.
Animal Studies II - ANS2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ANS1501 (or XNS1501) or ANS101T
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Nature Conservation as one of the major subjects. On completion of this module students will be able to identify and classify different vertebrate phyla. In addition students will be able to explain different morphological and physiological systems within vertebrates. Students will also be able to collect and preserve vertebrate specimens. This module provides fundamental knowledge that will provide support to further studies in the fields of Nature Conservation. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Ecological Management Plan - EMP3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC3601
Purpose: Compilation of a basic ecological management plan for a natural area. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Wildlife Welfare - NAT4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. The module is interdisciplinary in nature and will be useful to students who are interested in understanding and implementing animal welfare concepts and strategies into the wildlife industry. Students assessed as competent in this module will be knowledgeable in key animal welfare concepts, South African welfare legislation, ethical research and be able to apply animal welfare principles in wildlife management practices.
Conservation Ecology I - CEC1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module gives students an introduction to ecology as a science. The basic components of ecosystems and their relationships, and energy flow through ecosystems, are identified and described. The module also deals with measuring the productivity of ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems.
Conservation Ecology II - CEC2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: CEC1501 (or XEC1501) or CEC131S
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to identify the inter- and intra-relationships between species and describe the factors that influence population dynamics; describe the ecological characteristics of populations, as well as how energy flows through them; explain the ecology of succession in different ecosystems; identify the various climatic factors and different regions in southern Africa; compile climate diagrams and explain their importance in nature management. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Nature Conservation Application IIIA - NCA3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC1501
Recommendation: That all third level modules be completed or registered for before registering for this module.
Purpose: The NCA modules refer to the time which you as a student will spend within relevant industries, gaining experiences with the opportunity of applying theoretical knowledge to applicable practical situations. After completing the NCA modules, students should be able to: apply ecological principles in the areas of vegetation, animals, ecology, resource management, communication and administration successfully in practice. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Integrated Natural Resource Management - NAT4804
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is intended for students pursuing a career in nature conservation, environmental management or the natural sciences which will be faced with the challenge of managing natural resources in and around protected and / or conservation areas that are inhabited by local communities. The purpose of the module is to enable students to develop a good understanding of integrated natural resource management as well as the challenges associated with including local communities in environmental management plans of protected and /or nature conservation areas. Students will be provided with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to establish, manage and monitor integrated resource management projects especially aimed at biodiversity and resource conservation.
Conservation Interpretation I - CIN1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module introduced students to the basic principles of communication specifically for the conservation or ecotourism industry. This includes the communication process, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, reading and presentation skills, writing various types of formal communications including a scientific report.
Contact Course II - COC2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: COC1501 or DNA011B Co-requisite: CEC3701
Recommendation: CVM2601
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Nature Conservation and is one of the four compulsory contact courses. On completion of this module students will have knowledge of the basic principles of marine and estuarine resource management. The module also includes aspects of forest and wetland management. This module provides fundamental knowledge which will provide support to further studies in the fields of Nature Conservation.
Nature Conservation Application IIIB - NCA3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC1501
Recommendation: That all third level modules be completed or registered for before registering for this module.
Purpose: The NCA modules refer to the time which you as a student will spend within relevant industries, gaining experiences with the opportunity of applying theoretical knowledge to applicable practical situations. After completing the NCA modules, students should be able to: apply ecological principles in the areas of vegetation, animals, ecology, resource management, communication and administration successfully in practice. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Conservation in the Face of Climate Change - NAT4805
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to explain and clarify the physical evidence for the anthropogenic climate change, the predicted future scenarios for Africa and Southern Africa in particular, as well as the documented evidence of plant , animal and insect responses to anthropogenic climate change and its potential implications on conservation. This module provides fundamental knowledge which will provide support to further studies in the field of Nature Conservation.
Conservation Administration I - COA1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma Nature Conservation. This module will be useful to students who want to gain a deeper conceptual understanding of South African Law and in particular South African Environmental Law and Law Enforcement. Students credited with this module are able to apply and discuss the history and development of environmental law, apply basic environmental law enforcement techniques and be familiar with the South African court processes and procedures. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge in terms of general administration and management in managing protected area.
Contact Course III - COC3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: COC1501 Co-requisite: CVM3701 & PSO3701
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to explain and apply wildlife management techniques. This module provides fundamental knowledge on the elements of an ecological management plan for a natural area.
Research Project (Nature Conservation) - PRO101N
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: A research project that extends over at least one season.
Environmental Education in Conservation - NAT4806
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. This module introduces students to various environmental educational concepts, the development and impact of environmental education in South Africa, design of an environmental educational programme and the development of a communication strategy for effective liaison between communities and protected areas to address environmental issues and risks, for a sustainable environment. The module will be of an interdisciplinary nature and will be appropriate for a wide variety of prospective students who have at least some human science or biological science education and experience.
Contact Course I - COC1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ANS1501 (or XNS1501) & PSO1501 (or XSO1501)
Purpose: This module supports the practical aspects of plant anatomy and morphology, animal vertebrates and invertebrates, freshwater habitats and basic statistics.
Contact Course IV - COC3602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CIN2601
Purpose: The purpose of this practical contact course is to expose students to the basic practical application of communication skills, presentation skills and how to conduct a nature guided trail/ interpretative trail in nature.
Plant Studies III - PSO3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: PSO2601 or PSO281Z Co-requisite: CVM3701 & COC3601
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Nature Conservation as one of the major subjects. Students who complete this module can describe and identify different characteristics of vegetation, problem plants, and fire as well as suggest and critically assess vegetation management and monitoring programmes within a southern African context. This module provides fundamental knowledge which will provide support to further studies in the field of vegetation management. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Conservation Research Proposal Development - RPNAT81
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation and the Post Graduate Diploma in Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture. On completion of this module students will be able to write and present a comprehensive literature review on a topic related to either Nature Conservation or Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture. Design, write and present (under supervision) a scientifically acceptable research project proposal on an allocated topic. This module provides specialised skills to support the writing and presentation of research in the field of Nature Conservation or Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture.
Conservation Management I - CVM111Y
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: International conventions, biodiversity, value assessment of nature; design and evaluation of conservation areas; key and indicator species; criteria for rare and endangered species; wilderness management; tourism management; environmental impact assessment; urban conservation.
Conservation Resource Management II - CVM2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: HBB121R or CVM1501
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on COC2602
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma Nature Conservation On completion of this module students will have knowledge of the basic principles of aquatic resource management in different habitats (i.e. marine, estuarine and riverine).This module provides fundamental knowledge that will provide support to further studies in the fields of Nature Conservation. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Plant Studies IV (Module A) - PSO411Z
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: Plant community dynamics and planning, components of game feeding; veld management; case studies of veld management in mountain catchment areas.
Conservation Resource Management I - CVM1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Principles of collection, analysis and interpretation of data; monitoring of animals: numbers, condition, monitoring populations (age structure, sex ratios, reproduction, mortality and births); soil management (soil conservation and erosion control).
Nature Conservation Application IIB - NCA2606
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC1501
Recommendation: That all second level modules be completed or registered for before registering for this module.
Purpose: The NCA modules refer to the time which you as a student will spend within relevant industries, gaining experiences with the opportunity of applying theoretical knowledge to applicable practical situations. After completing the NCA modules, students should be able to: apply ecological principles in the areas of vegetation, animals, ecology, resource management, communication and administration successfully in practice. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Plant Studies IV (Module B) - PSO421Y
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Plant community dynamics and planning, components of game feeding; veld management; case studies of veld management in mountain catchment areas.
Fundamentals of Conservation I - FOC1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction to conservation development; history of world conservation; history of conservation in Africa; history of conservation in South Africa; conservation philosophies; the world conservation strategy; national policy for the environment; conservation in the developed and developing world situations in Southern Africa; role of nature conservation within the broader concept of environmental conservation.
Conservation Interpretation II - CIN2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CIN1501 (or XIN1501) or COM1501 Co-requisite: COC2603 or COC3602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is help students who want to gain a deeper conceptual understanding of guiding and environmental education. Guiding focuses on nature based guiding, types of guides, preparation of game drive & equipment, off-road driving and night drives, types of guided trails. Environmental education focuses on introduction to environmental education in general, the importance and the history of environmental education, sustainable living and development, trends in Environmental education and learner centered and teacher centered activities. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Seminar (Nature Conservation) - SEM171N
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: To expose the learner to the field of collecting, reading and interpretation literature published on current conservation related topics.
Conservation Administration I (Extended) - XOA1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XEC1501 or XIN1501 or XOC1501 or XSC1501
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma Nature Conservation. This module will be useful to students who want to gain a deeper conceptual understanding of South African Law and in particular South African Environmental Law and Law Enforcement. Students credited with this module are able to apply and discuss the history and development of environmental law, apply basic environmental law enforcement techniques and be familiar with the South African court processes and procedures. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge in terms of general administration and management in managing protected area.
Contact Session I - COC4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: COC4702 & RNA4701
Purpose: This module forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to conduct basic plant community classification and feeding ecology studies. Students will be able to do a basic analysis and interpret results verbally and in written format. This module provides fundamental knowledge which will provide support to research in the field of Nature Conservation.
Contact Course I - COC4801
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to conduct and participate in various activities and projects relating to conservation biology, wildlife welfare, freshwater management, integrated resource management, environmental education in conservation and climate change. Furthermore, students will be able to critically discuss the application of the above topics to the management of natural and / or protected areas as well as provide support to research in the field of nature conservation.
Fundamentals of Conservation I (Extended - XOC1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction to conservation development; history of world conservation; history of conservation in Africa; history of conservation in South Africa; conservation philosophies; the world conservation strategy; national policy for the environment; conservation in the developed and developing world situations in Southern Africa; role of nature conservation within the broader concept of environmental conservation.
Contact Session II - COC4702
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: COC4701 & RNA4701
Purpose: This module forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to conduct basic plant community classification and feeding ecology studies. Students will be able to do a basic analysis and interpret results verbally and in written format. This module provides fundamental knowledge which will provide support to research in the field of Nature Conservation.
Conservation Biology - NAT4801
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is part of the 1-year Post Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. Students who complete this module will have an understanding of what biodiversity is, the value of biodiversity, the various impacts on biodiversity, how to conserve biodiversity. Competencies obtained will equip future conservation biologists with fundamental knowledge for recognizing, measuring and mitigating impacts on the environment and biodiversity. The module will be of an interdisciplinary nature and should be appropriate for a wide variety of prospective students who have at least some biological science education and expirience.
Plant Studies II - PSO2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PSO1501 (or XSO1501) or PSO141Q
Purpose: Collection and preservation of plant specimens; management of a small herbarium; the use of keys in the identification of indigenous flowering plants; taxonomic concepts and scientific naming of plants; distinguishing characteristics of most important plant families and plant invaders; endemic and endangered plants. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Plant Studies IV - PST4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: RMM4701
Purpose: This module forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation as one of the major subjects. Students who complete this module can critically discuss and interpret the different aspects of vegetation classification and description and use appropriate software to analyse data. Students will also be able to implement and recommend vegetation management strategies and monitoring programmes for natural areas. Students will furthermore be able to critically discuss the ecology and effect of fire and bush encroachment on ecosystems. This module provides critical knowledge on vegetation management and monitoring of ecosystems within southern Africa. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Nature Conservation Application IA - NCA2603
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC1501
Recommendation: That all first level modules be completed before registering for this module.
Purpose: The NCA modules refer to the time which you as a student will spend within relevant industries, gaining experiences with the opportunity of applying theoretical knowledge to applicable practical situations. After completing the NCA modules, students should be able to: apply ecological principles in the areas of vegetation, animals, ecology, resource management, communication and administration successfully in practice. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Animal Studies III - ANS3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ANS2601or ANS211S
Purpose: On completion of this module students will be able to explain and clarify zoogeographical distribution patterns, ethology, animal adaptations to the environment, and genetics within the context of conservation. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Resource Management IV (Module A) - RMM451U
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Ecological principles of game management; game management practices.
Nature Conservation Application IB - NCA2604
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC1501
Recommendation: That all first level modules be completed before registering for this module.
Purpose: The NCA modules refer to the time which you as a student will spend within relevant industries, gaining experiences with the opportunity of applying theoretical knowledge to applicable practical situations. After completing the NCA modules, students should be able to: apply ecological principles in the areas of vegetation, animals, ecology, resource management, communication and administration successfully in practice. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module
First Practical Contact Course (Nature Conservation) - BTN001P
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: To expose the learner to the practical applications of various topics covered in the theoretical components of various modules.
Resource Management IV (Module B) - RMM461T
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Ecological principles of game management; game management practices.
Nature Conservation Application IIA - NCA2605
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: COC1501
Recommendation: That all second level modules be completed or registered for before registering for this module.
Purpose: The NCA modules refer to the time which you as a student will spend within relevant industries, gaining experiences with the opportunity of applying theoretical knowledge to applicable practical situations. After completing the NCA modules, students should be able to: apply ecological principles in the areas of vegetation, animals, ecology, resource management, communication and administration successfully in practice. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Second Practical Contact Course (Nature Conservation) - BTN002P
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To expose the learner to the practical applications of various topics covered in the theoretical components of various modules.
Resource Management IV - RMM4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PST4701
Purpose: This module forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to critically discuss and apply resource management theories and principles to the field of Nature Conservation. This module provides critical knowledge and practical skills which will provide support to research and management in the field of Nature Conservation. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Conservation Ecology I (Extended) - XEC1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module gives students an introduction to ecology as a science. The basic components of ecosystems and their relationships, and energy flow through ecosystems, are identified and described. The module also deals with measuring the productivity of ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems.
Third Practical Contact Course - BTN003P
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Purpose: To expose the learner to the practical applications of various topics covered in the theoretical components of various modules.
Research Project - RNA4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: COC4701 & COC4702
Purpose: This module forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation. On completion of this module students will be able to design and conduct under supervision a basic scientific research project using appropriate techniques. This module provides critical knowledge and practical skills which will provide support to research in the field of Nature Conservation. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module.
Conservation Interpretation I (Extended) - XIN1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module introduced students to the basic principles of communication specifically for the conservation or ecotourism industry. This includes the communication process, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, reading and presentation skills, writing various types of formal communications including a scientific report.
Conservation Ecology III - CEC3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: CEC2601or CEC211Q Co-requisite: COC2602
Recommendation: CVM2601
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Nature Conservation as one of the major subjects. On completion of this module students can critically assess different habitats (i.e. marine, estuarine, freshwater and terrestrial) in the southern African context. The different zones and limiting factors of each habitat are identified and adaptations of organism to survive in each are described. The value of each habitat as a resource is outlined and Man's influence is assessed. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and world wide web. This module will be presented online, and no study material will be posted for this module. Formative assessment must be completed online and summative assessment for this module comprises a non-venue based examination.