SOSC 223

Physical Landscapes: formation and function

Course overview

You’ll witness how the land was formed by analysing geomorphological concepts and processes, the influence of tectonism and climate on landform evolution, with an emphasis on fluvial and aeolian landforms.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Introduction to Earth Science, PHSC-105



  • Soil Science I, SOSC-106



  • Introduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences, PHSC-107

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,084.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain geomorphological concepts underpinning processes-landform relationships in terrestrial and coastal systems; and in natural hazards.
  2. Recognise, analyse, communicate and report ethically on landscapes and the processes driving their evolution and form.
  3. Discuss sustainability concepts as they relate to geomorphic constraints.

Course examiners

Peter Almond

Peter Almond

Associate Professor

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences