Earth Science 2
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|Distance Education - Callaghan||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Earth Science 2 provides a dynamic introduction to Earth Science applications. It applies the skills and knowledge of Geology, Physical Geography and Environmental Science to the solution of problems involving the Earth and its processes. The subject matter and assessment provide for a range of learning styles. This course provides a sound basis on which to proceed to undergraduate studies in the Earth and Environmental Sciences and provides a body of knowledge and skills, complete in itself, for those planning to continue their study in other areas of Science, Technology and Education.
The course will:
1. encourage the production of written and oral work to demonstrate a level of literacy adequate for entry into undergraduate study.
2. help develop the ability to work independently and as part of a group.
3. develop critical analytical skills in response to texts and other stimuli.
4. develop the capability to use library resources for research.
5. develop competency in the use of computers for research and assignment presentation.
6. develop the ability to work systematically in the laboratory and field, and develop appropriate competence in practical techniques.
The course includes coverage of the following topics:
1. mineral resources
2. glaciation and ice ages
3. topographic and geologic maps and cross sections
4. landscape interpretation
5. local geology
6. environmental issues
7. geological catastrophes and hazards
8. engineering geology.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks