Environmental Systems and Processes
Area of Study
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Natural Sciences
Taught In English
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewAn introduction to the role of environmental processes in shaping the patterns of the physical environment and the operation of global environmental systems. Topics include earth, atmosphere and biosphere systems, weather and climate, water resources, soils and land degradation, fluvial and coastal processes and landforms, biodiversity and Australian biotic patterns. A major theme of the course involves the sustainable interaction of humans with their environment and the causes of environmental crises. Instruction is given on practical methods involved in applied geography and environmental sciences including mapping, analysis of aerial photography, field techniques and remote sensing.Note/s:Students are required to take part in a one-day field trip and students will incur personal costs. Details will be provided during the first week of the course.
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.