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EA2404 - From Icehouse to Greenhouse

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject presents a comprehensive analysis of climate systems and change over timescales spanning deep geological time to the contemporary. Emphasis is placed on functioning of global climate, evidence for change and the tools used in the analysis of climate change and its effects on landscape, biosphere and society.

Learning Outcomes

  • A knowledge of the history of climatic change from deep time to modern days;
  • An understanding of the processes underlying climate change at geological to contemporary timescales;
  • Knowledge of the tools employed to reconstruct climate change;
  • A critical appreciation of the importance of climate change to society and the environment;
  • An understanding of global climate and atmospheric processes.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • practicals (20%)
  • mid-term exam (20%)
  • climate reconstruction project (20%).
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
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Combinations:
EA5404

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 33 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.