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SLE102 - Physical Geography

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Mark Warne

Campus contact:

Mark Warne (B), Nick Porch (G)





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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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