GEOG106-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Global Environmental Change

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

An exploration of major environmental changes happening at the global scale. With a particular focus on climate, ice, freshwater, and ocean processes, we investigate how geospatial monitoring and other tools are used to address global environmental challenges. We look at how human activities are interacting with Earth systems, and aim to empower people to improve environmental and societal resilience at a range of scales.

This course explores major environmental changes happening at the global scale. With a particular focus on climate, ice, freshwater, and ocean processes, we investigate how geospatial monitoring and other tools are used to address global environmental challenges. We will look at how human activities are interacting with Earth systems, and aim to empower people to improve environmental and societal resilience at a range of scales.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to enable students to investigate some of the key global environmental issues of our time, as a means to better understanding and management of the risks that they present to us all.  Laboratory classes will provide the opportunity to explore the key issues and concepts in the lecture programme in a more practical way, by applying analytical tools to investigate the nature and causes of environmental change.

After completing this course you should be able to:
Describe the evidence for, and nature and causes of global environmental change
Explain in detail how relevant natural systems, for example the atmosphere and the hydrological cycles, operate and interact.
Demonstrate how human behaviours and natural processes interact, and explain how this knowledge can be used to mitigate or adapt to observed environmental change.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Restrictions

GEOG103

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 10 Oct

Timetable Note

X3 one hour lectures per week
X8 two hour labs

Course Coordinator

Heather Purdie

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online quizzes (x 5) 25%
Group video 10%
Individual Report 25%
Final Examination 40%


Online quizzes x5  - 25%
Group presentation -  10%
Individual report  -  25%
Exam  -  40%

Notes

Restrictions: GEOG103

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All GEOG106 Occurrences

  • GEOG106-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021