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GEOG389 Climate Change: The Past

Character and definition of the Quaternary period, dating methods, a review of proxy data sources, geomorphology and climate change, Quaternary environments of the Southern Hemisphere; laboratories as required.

Paper title Climate Change: The Past
Paper code GEOG389
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,492.80

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101 or EAOS 111 and 36 further GEOG or GEOL points
Restriction
GEOG 283
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
The content of the paper assumes that students have undertaken at least one introductory course in Physical Geography, Earth Science, Ecology or Geology.
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Sean Fitzsimons
Teaching Arrangements
Assessment:
Laboratory Programme 40%
Take-home tests 20%
Final examination (2 hours) 40%
Textbooks
Bradley, R.S. (2015) Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing climates of the Quaternary Elsevier.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Teamwork, communication skills.
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Learning Outcomes
Students completing this paper will gain:
  • The ability to 'read' landscapes: to understand how they have formed and how they change over time
  • Understanding of the relationships between tectonic and surface processes
  • Understanding of earth surface processes associated with hillslopes, rivers, coasts and glaciers
  • Knowledge of the strength and behaviour of rock, soil and water
  • Knowledge and understanding of the erosion, transportation and deposition processes
  • Knowledge of a range of techniques used in the investigation of earth surface processes and landforms

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard