Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 3 Contact hours

Course coordinator

Sem 1 - Dr Kevin Welsh; Sem 2 - Dr Gilbert Price

Assessment methods

Mid-semester & final exams

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Earth is a small planet, but with a big history. With its origin some 4.5 billion years ago, ERTH1000 will examine Earth's evolution, from both a geological and biological perspective. The course will explore concepts as diverse as the origin of the Solar System through to the evolution of life. It will touch on the big geological processes that have shaped our planet, covering topics including plate tectonics, volcanology, earthquakes and climate change. ERTH1000 is recommended for all students in geology, ecology, biology, marine, environmental science and archaeology, and is also appropriate for anyone who wants to know more about the world they live on. Includes a one-day field trip (additional fee may be payable).

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile