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Area/Catalogue
EART 1010

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101119

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce students to the study of the Earth using a systems approach, examining the interactions between the solid Earth, the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere.

Course content

Introduction to Earth Systems; plate tectonics and the rock cycle: earth resources and their sustainability; hydrosphere, the water cycle, oceans, lakes and rivers; atmosphere, composition, circulation, weather patterns, climate change; biosphere, evolution of life and the interaction between biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.

Textbook(s)

Marshak, S 2018, Earth (Portrait of a Planet), 6th edition ISE, W.W. Norton and Company, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) One day x 2 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Quiz N/A 10% 1 hour
Continuous assessment N/A 25% N/A
Report 2000 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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