GEOG201-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Environmental Processes: Principles and Applications

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

The course explores the fundamental principles and applications of knowledge related to the surface of the earth in the sub-disciplines of geomorphology, climatology and hydrology. Systems studied include landforms, glaciers, climate, and rivers. The main objective of the course is to explain the spatial and temporal characteristics, and the interaction between these systems in an interdisciplinary manner by drawing extensively from New Zealand examples.

The aim of this course is to investigate a range of physical environmental processes affecting the surface and the sub-surface of the Earth. It covers the fundamental scientific principles underpinning three important branches of physical geography, namely:
-        Geomorphology;
-        Climatology;
-        Glaciology.
Although physical geography has been traditionally sliced into several sub-disciplines, the course also aims to discuss interactions and relationships between different spheres of physical geography. The concepts taught in this course provide the conceptual basis for the course GEOG211: Environmental Processes: Research Practice. It is strongly recommended that you take GEOG211 as an accompanying course to GEOG201.

Learning Outcomes

GEOG201 Environmental Processes: Principles and Applications is about the range of physical environmental processes affecting the surface and the sub-surface of the Earth. It covers the fundamental scientific principles underpinning four important branches of physical geography, namely:
- Geomorphology;
- Hydrology;
- Climatology;
- Glaciology
Although physical geography has been traditionally sliced into several sub-disciplines, the course also aims to discuss interactions and relationships between different spheres of physical geography. The concepts taught in this course provide the conceptual basis for the course GEOG211: Environmental Processes: Research Practice. It is strongly recommended that you take GEOG211 as an accompanying course to GEOG201.

By the end of the course you should:
1. Have gained an understanding of physical environmental processes affecting the Earth’s surface;
2. Be able to understand the concepts that drive geomorphology, climatology, and glaciology;
3. Have gained some familiarity with analysis techniques commonly used in the three sub-disciplines

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.

Pre-requisites

Any 30 points of 100-level Geography, or
entry with approval of the Head of Department

Restrictions

GEOG201 prior to 2009.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 009 22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Timetable Note

2 x 1 hour lectures per week
4 x 2 hour labs (approximately 1 lab every 3 weeks)

Course Coordinator

Seb Pitman

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab practicals 30%
On-line quizzes 30%
Exam 40%

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 GEOG201 Occurrences

  • GEOG201-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021