Course Description

Course Name

Physical Geography

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

An introduction to the geographic study of the Earth?s environmental systems, with particular emphasis on energy, landforms, vegetation, surficial materials and water. Includes laboratory studies, tutorials and field work.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you should:
-Have a well-developed understanding of the content, key concepts and themes in contemporary Physical Geography
-Be familiar with and able to apply basic methods of study and techniques of analysis in Physical Geography
-Be able to analyse critically and communicate your analysis effectively using both oral and written media
-Be well prepared to progress to 200-level papers in Geography and to apply geographic perspectives in other subjects you may be studying

Course Structure
This course consists of 4 lectures per week and 1 three-hour laboratory. Lectures cover 4 modules:
-Geomorphology
-Climatology
-Hydrology
-Biogeography

*Course content subject to change