Earth and Environmental Science (T)

Course information

In Earth and Environmental Science, students develop their understanding of the ways in which interactions between Earth systems influence Earth processes, environments and resources.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Environmental Science? (pdf, 110kb)

Workload expectation

Four hours outside of class per week to complete homework and assignments.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major course.

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Introduction to Earth Systems

2

Unit 2: Earth Processes

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Unit 1: Introduction to Earth Systems

2

Unit 2: Earth Processes

3

Unit 3: Living on Earth

4

Unit 4: The Changing Earth

Unit descriptions

Unit 1: Introduction to Earth Systems

In Unit 1, students examine the evidence underpinning theories of the development of the Earth systems, their interactions and their components.

Unit 2: Earth Processes

In Unit 2, students investigate how Earth processes involve interactions of Earth systems and are inter-related through transfers and transformations of energy.

Unit 3: Living on Earth

In Unit 3, students examine renewable and non-renewable resources, the implications of extracting, using and consuming these resources, and associated management approaches.

Unit 4: The Changing Earth

In Unit 4, students consider how Earth processes and human activity can contribute to Earth hazards, and the ways in which these hazards can be predicted, managed and mitigated to reduce their impact on Earth environments.