SLE102 - Physical Geography
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Previously coded as:||SQA102|
|Incompatible with:||SLEM102, SQE105|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
2 x 1 hour online lectures per week (weeks 1-5 and 7-10), 2 x 2 hour lectures per trimester (week 6 and 11), 4 x 3 hour practical experience (laboratory) 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.
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