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EA4401 - Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 1 of 2)

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Subject chain: EA4401 EA4402
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Available to level 4 honours students in the degrees listed above. Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Candidates may enrol to commence study at the beginning of either Teaching Period 1 or 2. The subject includes: a thesis involving original research work; additional studies in the school; and/or a specialised program of studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Experience of the processes and procedures required to undertake a successful independent research project in Earth and Environmental Science;
  • Improved skills in verbal and written communication, data analysis, literature survey and presentation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory fulfilment of requirements for entry into the Honours program in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Eric Roberts.
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Eric Roberts.
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

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.