The UNSW Exploring the Natural World course (BEES1041) will introduce students to the science and scientific methods within the life, environmental and Earth sciences. In particular, the course will introduce students to the research undertaken in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and its application to contemporary environmental problems, management and issues. The aims of the course also include a focus on employment options within the disciplines covered by BEES and the potential pathways within our Majors to give students the best opportunities to achieve their career aspirations. The course also focuses on skills including relevant quantitative techniques, methods for collecting environmental data including new technologies, sampling and experimental design, methods for visualising environmental information (graphics, mapping) and communicating results.
Note: The course includes a non-compulsory but recommended field trip. Participation requires a valid passport and will involve expense to individuals.
Conditions for Enrolment
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
This course is usually taken in the early part of a program.