The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, ecosystems and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of controlling processes so that they continue to maintain Earth's ecosystems and inspire future generations. Earth, Climate and Life develops intermediate understanding of factors controlling geomorphological distinctiveness of earth surface features, weather and climate processes from global to local scales, and distributions and habitats of plants and animals and how they interact within ecosystems. These topics are integrated across various time and space scales, emphasising distinctive biomes including island places, and will help students understand reasons for the variety in attributes of landforms and plant and animal species. The unit prepares students for a number of third year units in the School, and develops key skills in demand among employers, including analysis of multiple factors that may be in operation, and presentation of convincing reports.
|Unit name||Earth, Climate and Life|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1 x 2-hr lectures weekly, 10 x 2-hr practicals, compulsory 1-day field trip on a weekend
2-hr exam (40%), on-line reports from 10 practical tasks (40%), field trip report (20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Christopherson, R.W. (2015) Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 9th Edition.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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