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Landscape Processes (10225.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science

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Syllabus

This unit is about the interacting landscape processes that produce the conditions and materials of surface and near surface environments on the Earth. It will provide students with skills in observing and interpreting landscape processes and their products, as well as an understanding of the nature and origin of landscapes, particularly in the Australian context. The unit will use real world examples from the local region to illustrate important geological, geomorphological, pedological, and hydrological concepts and methods. The unit is designed to provide a strong scientific foundation for understanding landscape processes in relation to contemporary problems and issues such as: global environmental change, geo-hazards, water quality, soil health and ecosystem degradation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major landscape processes and their interactions;

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the various landscape types and surface environments;

3. Apply skills and latest relevant technology in observing and interpreting landscape processes and their products;

4. Communicate the broader context of earth surface evolution and the implications for land, water and ecosystem stewardship with a global perspective; and

5. Work effectively as individuals and in teams in reporting field observations and synthesizing these into a broader understanding of landscape processes.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week. The mode of delivery is Standard face to face teaching and online. This will consist of 2x2 hour contact (intensive workshops with Moodle pre-reading) for 11 weeks and 2x2 day field trips.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

Earth Surface Processes, 8538, and Australian Landscapes, Regolith and Soils, 8781.



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