SLE202 - Landscape Evolution


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with:

SQB341 and SQE347

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

1 x 2 hour class per week, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a full day field trip to the Mornington Peninsula.


The unit will include an introduction to landscape materials, including sediments, as well as soil classification in relation to soil forming processes, studies on earth surface processes that influence landform/landscape development.  It will examine techniques used in the assessment of the landscape palaeo-environmental history, and the contribution that this information/data has to understanding the origins and evolution of the Australian landscape (including biota), human impacts on the environment, and to longer term understanding of climate change. This unit involves studies of geological and of remote sensed imagery applicable to geo-environmental problems.

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