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EA2404 - From Icehouse to Greenhouse

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA5404

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 15 hours practicals
  • 24 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); practical exercises (20%); field reports (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 30 hours practicals - Fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); practical exercises (20%); field reports (30%).

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.