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Earth Surface Processes (8538.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science




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    This unit is about the interacting surface processes that produce the conditions and materials of surface environments on the Earth. It will provide students with skills in observing and interpreting surface 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 concepts and methods. The unit is designed to provide a strong scientific foundation for understanding earth surface processes in relation to contemporary problems and issues such as global environmental change, geo-hazards, water resources, soil and ecosystem degradation.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major earth surface processes and their interactions;

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

    3. apply skills in observing and interpreting earth surface processes and their products;

    4. demonstrate an appreciation of the broader context of earth surface evolution and the implications for ecosystems;

    5. make basic predictions about human impacts on specific landscapes and surface environments

    Contact Hours

    5 hours per week.


    Earth System Science.

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