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Unit details

SLE102 - Physical Geography

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
Previously coded as:

SQA102

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Warne
Campus contact:

M Warne (B), J Sherwood (G)

Prerequisite:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour lectures/tutorials per week, 3 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and 1 x 1 hour workshop per trimester

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

Two class tests (30% each) 60%, three online practical quizzes (10% each) 30%, poster ‘communication’ assignment 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$565$565$1006$3450$3260

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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