SLE104 - The Blue Planet: Water and Life
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Warrnambool|
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
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Alex Rattray (Trimester 2), Daniel Ierodiaconou (Trimester 3)
SLE010 and must be enrolled in S399
Trimester 2 (Warrnambool): Students will be expected to engage in 2 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 1.5 hour seminar per trimester, 4 x 3 hour practical (or fieldwork equivalent) per trimester.
Trimester 3 (Waurn Ponds (Geelong)): 6 week intensive run at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus. Students will be expected to engage in 22 hours of class (11 hours in week 1, 11 hours in week 2), 12 hours of fieldwork (week 1 – week 3), and 6 hours of seminars over the course of the trimester.
In SLE104 students will explore the distribution of water on earth; the physical structure of the world’s oceans and processes governing ocean currents, waves and tides; the nature of light and sound propagation in water, the ecological importance of these energy forms. Students will learn various techniques to survey the marine environment; density, viscosity buoyancy and stratification; weather, oceans and climate; coastal processes of erosion and marine deposition. Hydrological physical and chemical processes are explored in various aquatic environments, through which students will gain appropriate skills in aquatic science field and laboratory measurement techniques to connect theory with practice.
Literature review 25%, scientific report 35%, examination 40%
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