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Planet Earth and Its Environment: the Cosmic Connection (6 points)


Leader: Ms Marion Anderson and Dr D C "Bear" McPhail

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject is a core subject in the Bachelor of Environmental Science degree. Topics include: the beginning and evolution of the Universe, Solar System and Earth; planetary geology and the structure and chemistry of the Earth and other planets; geological evolution of the Earth, relative and absolute scales in geological time; plate tectonics and the structure of the Earth's crust; minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and processes; formation and evolution of life, atmosphere and oceans on the Earth and other planets during geological time, geology and the environment.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 50% + Laboratory work, quizzes, assignments and a field excursion: 50%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week

Prohibitions: ESC1011

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