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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3035

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170226

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

Study Period 6

Course aim

To enable students to critically explore conservation issues from a psychological perspective, and apply psychological principles of advertising and behaviour change to facilitate behaviour change in support of conservation of threatened species and environments.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced understanding of the conservation and biodiversity crisis in the 21st century; and theories and psychological principles of behavioural change and ethical issues associated with the application of these principles. They will apply their understanding of wicked problems in conservation to develop new ways of thinking to address these problems by the use of science and communication through new media to portray conservation issues accurately and effectively in order to facilitate community action and behaviour change to support conservation of threatened species and environments. They will develop the ability to tailor messages to suit expert and lay audiences.

Textbooks

Clayton, S., and Myers, G. 2015, Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature. , 2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey

McKenzie-Mohr, D. 2010, Fostering Sustainable Behavior: Community-Based Social Marketing., McKenzie-Mohr, D., free: http://www.cbsm.com/pages/guide/preface/

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2017 UO Biological and Learning Psychology

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Proposal 900 words 20% n/a
Presentation 2000 words 45% n/a
Examination N/A 35% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4Y)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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