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EV3401 - Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

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

The subject examines the geomorphic patterns and processes of river channel, floodplain, estuary and beach environments with an emphasis on North Queensland. Human impacts and environmental management processes are considered.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop an understanding of earth surface process regimes and landforms in river catchments and coastal environments;
  • to develop scientific writing and verbal presentation skills;
  • to gain an understanding of the methods used in remedying and managing human impacts in river catchments and coasts;
  • to gain an understanding of the methods used to assess the impacts of human landuse activities in river catchments and coasts;
  • to develop expertise in field techniques and analysis of data.

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 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: Any level 2 BT EA EV GE MB ZL subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE5401 and GE3401 and EV5401

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kevin Parnell
Lecturer: Professor Jonathan Nott.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practicals (15%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Kevin Parnell.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%); practicals (15%).

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.