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EAE1022: Earth, atmosphere and environment 2

Faculty of Science

Earth, atmosphere and environment 2

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This unit is a core unit for further studies in Geology, Atmospheric science, Climate studies, Earth science, Environmental Earth science and Geographical science. We live on a constantly changing planet. This unit looks at the physical, chemical and biological processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the planet over timescales important to ecosystems and society. The unit will examine the respective roles of natural processes and human influences on these processes. The scientific and modelling techniques we use to understand and predict how the Earth's natural resources are established and maintained will be explored. Further, as we move forward in a world with increasing human influence, we examine the role of sustainable management of these resources. At the completion of this unit, you will have a clear understanding of natural and human influence on the biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, pedosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere.


1 - Weekly lab classes - 40% 2 - Weekly quiz - 10% 3 - Reflective journals - 10% 4 - Projects (infographic and poster) - 25% 5 - Field report - 15%


Total 144 hours over 12 weeks, which includes: Three 1-hour lectures and One 2-hour practical class per week One 2-day field trip Additional self-directed learning activities

Global challenges

Our Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how Monash will actively respond to climate change, preserving geopolitical security and fostering thriving communities over the next decade. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following Global Challenges:

Climate Change

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action 14. Life Below Water 15. Life on Land