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GEOG 1102 - Footprints on a Fragile Planet

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week, plus a one-day field trip
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: GEST 1002
Assessment: Participation and presentation (10%), 1000 word tutorial paper (20%), 1800 word fieldwork report (30%), in class quizzes (40%)
Syllabus:

This course examines the heavy footprint humans have placed on Planet Earth. We address, in turn, the main components of the planet and examine the fundamental, natural processes within each. With this grounding we then document the impact of indigenous peoples, and then the excesses of modern humans, to reveal the consequences of the activities of contemporary society. Firstly, we focus on how the unwise use of natural resources in both the developed and developing nations has resulted in loss of fertile soil. Then follows an examination of global climate processes and changes humans have made to climates and the atmosphere upon which we rely. Turning to the water cycle, we focus on how the crucial resource of water has been degraded. Finally, the complexities of natural biota and communities are examined with a focus on biodiversity, invasive species, fire and forest management, and the importance of wetlands.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21459 LE01 80 10 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21033 WR02 20 FULL 28 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
21034 WR01 20 1 26 Aug - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
21621 WR07 20 FULL 27 Aug - 17 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
21646 WR03 20 9 28 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21463 TU07 20 1 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
21464 TU02 20 FULL 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Schulz, 308, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Schulz, 308, Teaching Room
21465 TU01 20 FULL 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
21645 TU03 20 9 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room