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GEOG 1102 - Physical Geography and human environmental impacts

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 burden humans have placed on Planet Earth. The functioning of the environment is analysed in order to understand human impacts. A key feature of the course is a focus on the solutions to environmental problems at local to global scales. In the course we first consider indigenous peoples’ management of the Australian landscape. Then follows an examination of global climate change. Turning to the water cycle, we focus on how the crucial resource of water has been degraded in Australia and around the world. Finally, we examine biological process and the challenges of biodiversity loss, invasive species, fire and forest management, and the importance of wetlands. A one-day field trip focusses on rehabilitation of degraded environments.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20277 LE01 100 21 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20278 TU04 20 FULL 6 Aug - 13 Aug Thursday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
17 Sep - 17 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
20279 TU03 23 10 5 Aug - 12 Aug Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
16 Sep - 16 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
20280 TU02 23 FULL 4 Aug - 11 Aug Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
15 Sep - 15 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 20 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
20281 TU01 23 FULL 6 Aug - 13 Aug Thursday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
17 Sep - 17 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20282 WR04 20 FULL 20 Aug - 10 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
20283 WR03 23 8 19 Aug - 9 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
20284 WR02 23 2 18 Aug - 8 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
20285 WR01 23 FULL 20 Aug - 10 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 106, Computer Suite