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EV2401 - Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution

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

The subject examines patterns and processes of the development of the Australian landscape and its soil mantle and human interactions with these elements of the natural environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • to gain an understanding of the development of Australian landscapes at various spatial and temporal scales;
  • to develop an understanding of geomorphic and soil forming processes;
  • to develop skills in landform interpretation and analysis.

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;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE2401 TG2001

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Jonathan Nott, Assoc. Professor Scott Smithers, Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - 9x3
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (25%); essays (20%); (5%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Scott Smithers
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Jonathan Nott, Assoc. Professor Scott Smithers, Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals - 9x3
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (25%); essays (20%); fieldwork (5%).

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.