Earth Science

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Earth Science

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Agriculture and Natural Resource Economics, Ecology, Geography, Geology, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This subject provides an introduction to important earth science theories and the evidence for them, and to the formation and alteration of minerals, rocks and landscapes. It also considers the history of life on Earth and the interaction of humans with geological processes. GEO1ES Earth Science is available for study by students in all disciplines across the university, and will provide students with foundation geoscience knowledge and skills that are applicable across varying areas of future employment.
    This subject is presented in a Blended format consisting of a mix of on-line activities, student peer work and academic led face-to-face classes.
    As a 15 credit point subject, the subject is designed with the expectation that each student will undertake at least 10 hour of study per week consisting of on-line activities, face to face class time and private study.
    This is generally arranged (though it may vary from week to week) as:
    - On-line video clips, activities, readings and quizzes [ 3 hours self-paced]
    - 3 hour active workshop [ 3hours face to face, Timetabled]

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.