SLE104 - The Blue Planet: Water and Life

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SQP101

EFTSL value:

0.125

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

SLE010 and must be enrolled in S399

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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.

Content

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.

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