|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and two hours of practical classes per week including one day of fieldwork |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Usually completion of 25 points of geography, environmental studies or earth sciences at first year or an equivalent approved by the coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Wayne Stephenson
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject outlines the development of geomorphology as a discipline, the different approaches used to study landforms and theory of landscape processes and evolution. Topics covered include the denudation system; weathering; hill slopes; fluvial processes and landforms; glacial processes and landforms; karst landscapes and processes; deserts and aeolian processes; the coastal system and processes; and landform change during the Quaternary. Emphasis is placed on understanding the geomorphological processes that shape these landscapes. Through lectures, practicals and field exercises students should develop skills in the use of a range of analytical techniques for investigating landform processes and change. Students should also develop an appreciation of the ways landforms and process can be incorporated into environmental management and land use planning.
|Assessment:||Weekly practical classes 15%, an individual project of 1500 words 25% (due in the first half of the semester), an individual field report of 1500 words 25% (due in the second half of the semester) and a 2-hour examination 35% (in the examination period). Students must submit both written assignments within deadlines, submit 80% of the laboratory work within deadlines and attend the field trip to be eligible to pass the subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Fundamentals of Geomorphology (R J Huggett), Routledge 2003 The Dictionary of Physical Geography (D S G Thomas & A Goudie), (3rd ed) Blackwell 2000|
|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc) may receive science credit on the completion of this subject. BSc students may receive 200-level credit for this subject.
Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture |
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Environmental
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management
Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Geography)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Geography)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Geography)
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