Life on a Dynamic Earth

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Life on a Dynamic Earth

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOS1101 or GEOS1211

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Comparative biogeography studies the patterns that explain how life and Earth evolve together. In order to make sense of these patterns, this course introduces you to biological classification, evolution and deep time, which allows you to discover the processes that have shaped the distribution of life on Earth. The course, assessed on practical assignments, is aimed at students interested in palaeoecology, phylogenetics, terrestrial and marine biogeography and related professions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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