Map the physical geography of the planet as it relates to urban, rural and regional environments.Unearth tectonic plates and river systems. Look up to the sky and study weather patterns. Highlight the issues that affect sustainability planning.
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- examine the principles of physical geography, sustainable development and environmental planning
- identify and evaluate key issues and threatening processes in environmental sustainability
- evaluate the likely impacts of climate change and resultant environmental uncertainty on planning for social, environmental and economic sustainability
- apply critical skills in the interpretation and analysis of data
- synthesise the analytical skills by evaluating and reporting on a specific physical geography challenge.
- Introduction to Physical Geography
- Essentials of Geography (Earth StructurejGeological Time}
- The Dynamic Planet
- Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanism
- River Systems and Landforms
- Weathering and Landscapes
- Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes
- The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landscapes
- Water Resources/Global Climate Systems
- Weather Patterns
- Energy, Atmosphere, and Global Temperatures
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
- Other requirements -
Access to Google Earth
This subject provides an introduction and exploration of the main principles of physical geography applied to urban, rural and regional environments. A range of topics are examined in relation to both natural and human environmental processes. The subject recognises and appreciates diverse indigenous knowledges of physical landscapes. A strong fieldwork component provides opportunities for problem-based learning in professions that require a broad understanding of physical geography, such as education, rural and urban Landcare, environmental planning and geotourism.
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- Online Quiz (20%)
- Essay (30%)
- Report (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Discovering Physical Geography, Enhanced eText, 4th ed. (accessible via Curtin Library)
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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