Earth and Environmental Science - GEOS1211

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This course takes a modern approach to studying the history of change on planet Earth. The origins of the continents, oceans, atmosphere and the planet itself are considered from a variety of perspectives. The beginnings of life and evolution of selected fauna and flora are investigated from genetic and fossil evidence. The relationships between Earth's geological environments and their associated life forms are explored. The effects of change, both natural and induced by humans, on soil, water and the landscape are examined. The course is delivered by experts from across the range of earth and environmental sciences.

Note: Skills in environmental earth science will be acquired through problem-solving laboratory tutorials and a field study camp. The field camp is compulsory and will involve some cost to students.
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