Processes that Shape the Earth

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Processes that Shape the Earth

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This introductory earth science subject covers geological theories and the evidence for them, and examines geological processes and how these form rocks, deform the Earth's crust and cause changes to the surface of the Earth. Practical experience is directed at recognising common rocks and the minerals and the interpretation of geological maps. The generic skill of writing is specifically taught and assessed concurrently with discipline specific knowledge and skills.

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.