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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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M Warne (B), J Sherwood (G)
3 x 1 hour class/seminar per week, 4 x 2 hour practicals per trimester
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
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%, one assignment 20%
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