SLE102 - Physical Geography
|Year||2018 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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Mark Warne (B), Nick Porch (G)
3 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.
This unit will examine interactions between the major components of planet Earth - the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. A particular emphasis is placed on the study of natural disasters and extreme natural events. Major topics will include the formation and subsequent evolution of the earth; plate tectonics; soils, weathering and erosion; the hydrological cycle - including interactions between oceans, rivers, groundwater and polar ice: Earth weather. Minor topics will include studies in the origin of the universe and solar system; the relationship between earth landforms and climate, global environmental change and the earth's energy and mineral resources.
Two class tests (30% each) 60%, two online practical quizzes (10% each) 20%, essay 20%
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