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GES1020 - Australian Physical Environments: Evolution, Status and Management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Meredith Orr


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Provides a basic understanding of the landscape, vegetation and climate characteristics of the Australian region as a foundation for more advanced study in geography and related disciplines. Explains present patterns of landform, soil, biota and climate through an understanding of past environments and events. The focus on change is carried over into future environmental management issues.


Written (2000 words): 30%
Examinations (2 hours): 35%
Practical and fieldwork reports: 35%

Contact hours

4 hours per week (2 x lectures per week and 5 practicals per semester and 1 x 2.5-day field excursion)